Published: 02/11/2007 00:00 - Updated: 30/11/2011 12:07

Boyd revels in his Highland fling

Scott Boyd celebrates after scoring County's late equaliser.
Scott Boyd celebrates after scoring County's late equaliser.

BEHIND every goal there tends to be a story and as celebrations erupted around Scott Boyd late on Saturday afternoon, the melee almost seemed like the calmest place to be. County's goalscorer in the home draw against Queen's Park has made a positive impression since arriving as what is classed an emergency loan from Partick Thistle. The 21-year-old has quickly challenged County's central defensive pair Alex Keddie and Andy Dowie, and kept the latter on the bench at the weekend. But away from the football, life has been a little crazy for the likeable youngster. Boyd admits he is loving every single minute of his time in the Highlands after being frozen out at Firhill after Ian McCall's arrival as manager. The previous season he had been almost ever-present and the desire to play regularly meant springing the family nest for the first time for a new start in Dingwall. The switch has brought pandemonium with three different homes in a matter of weeks although the football, by comparison, comes easy. With a year-and-a-half left on his Partick deal, the Whitburn-bred defender's future is out of his own hands but he hinted strongly he would be happy to stay at Victoria Park. He is scheduled to return to Partick on December 14 and hopes the Jags and County can thrash out a decision on his future in the next fortnight. Boyd admitted, "I've not got a clue what's going to happen. "I'm happy here as, at my age, I just need to play. In terms of progression, there's no point sitting in the stands. "But by the same measure, I would never underestimate the competition up here. "I was surprised by the size and quality of squad there is at Ross County and there's hot competition for my position. "I've a year-and-a-half left at Partick and my future is out of my hands, so I just need to concentrate on playing. "Knowing a lot of the boys already means it doesn't feel like a loan deal. I just want to help them win the league. "When I first got the chance of coming here I thought 'no way', but I came up and took a look and the facilities and the training up here are out of this world. "A lot of players think Dingwall is in the middle of nowhere, but it's a great place to be. The club has gone out of its way to help me settle in. "The only hassle has been the upheaval. In a short space of time, I've lived in a hotel, a flat and now a house shared with Paul Lawson. "It's been a nightmare! It's a learning curve on and off the field, and the boys have had to show me how to cook. "The new speciality is toast and beans. "But I've enjoyed it a lot more than I thought and I just try to stay focused on the football."

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