Having chosen not to retain the services of either Mark Brown or Antonio Reguero at the end of the 2014-2015 season (the right move in this writer’s opinion) one of Ross County F.C.’s first signings during the close season was to sign former Patrick Thistle F.C. goalkeeper Scott Fox with the intention of making him the club’s first choice between the sticks. As a product of the Celtic F.C. youth system, a former Scotland U20 regular, and a player on the fringes of the Scottish National Team (he has been called up before, but not capped), most consider Fox’s signing to be an upgrade, if not a massive one.
This leaves the back-up goalkeeper spot still to be filled and at present it appears that this guy is the front-runner:
Jonathan Henly is a 21 year old born in England, but who has played through the U21 level for Scotland. Henly was most recently on the books at Championship side Reading F.C., but has never made a senior appearance for the club- he spent last year on loan at Welling United F.C. in the Conference Premier where he was the starting goalkeeper. Henry played in County’s opening match against Nairn County F.C. and it is generally believed that he will remain on trial with the club at least through the end of the upcoming Hungarian training camp. He is, however, not the only glove-wearing hopeful currently with the club…
It also appears that County have brought in former St. Mirren U20 goalkeeper Mark Foden (above…probably) to challenge current County U20 goalkeeper Peter Tait. Foden, who was on the team sheet for the match against Elgin City F.C. today, should not be confused with another ginger goalkeeper of the same name who was in the U19 side at Hartlepool United F.C. few years ago. Or should he? Could it be that former Ross County-everything (player, assistant manager, manager, father of player, etc.) Neal Cooper has struck again, or is it just a strange coincidence that there are two goalkeepers with the same name, who are roughly the same age, and both have red hair!?