Well, there it is then, the transfer window has closed, but not without a flurry of activity in Dingwall!
First off, Swiss defender Branislav Micic (above) has left the club by mutual consent. Micic joined the club a year ago from FC Sion and was injured just 27 minutes into his debut. Micic eventually recovered from his injury, but it was enough to stunt his momentum at Ross County and in the end he played only 11 matches in all competitions during his time at the club. Micic is still only 23 so he still has a career ahead of him- it just won’t be at Ross County.
Midfielder/Forward Steven Ross- a product of Ross County’s youth program- has been loaned out to Brora Rangers of the Highland League (where he’ll join former Staggies Grant Munro, Joe Malin, Richie Hart, and Ross Tokely) for the second time in three years. Though only 20, Ross is rapidly approaching the point in his career where the club is going to have to make a decision about his future at Victoria Park. A good showing at Brora this spring will go a long way in his favor, a middling (or worse) showing, well…
Ross’ U20 spot will be taken by Scott Ferries, recently released by Aberdeen. Ferries is the son of Billy Ferries, the most legendary figure of County’s Highland League days and considered by many to be one of the best players to ever suit up for County regardless of league or division. Ferries can expect a very warm welcome in Dingwall and if he’s even a shadow of the midfielder that his father was supporters will be mad for him.
So, with the roster set for the second half of the season, it’s off to Rugby Park to face Kilmarnock tomorrow morning!