Laidlaw ready to battle for Ross County keeper spot
Ross Laidlaw is relishing the battle to be Ross County’s new first-choice goalkeeper for next season.
The 26-year-old joined the Staggies this summer on a free transfer, and was quickly joined by Nathan Baxter, who signed on loan from Chelsea.
Co-manager Steven Ferguson has made it clear that the number one jersey is up for grabs, with both players needing to impress in a bid to take over from Scott Fox, who left the club at the end of last season.
So Laidlaw is not shying away from the challenge of establishing himself in goal.
“That’s good, because you’re not going into the season thinking you’re going to be on the bench or thinking that you’re guaranteed to play,” Laidlaw explained.
“You’re going in to train at a high level every day and pushing each other on, which is the best thing.
“When one of us is playing, the other one will still be pushing, so you know if you’re not playing well you won’t be in the side.
“The managers wanted two number ones to come here rather than a number one and a two, which I probably was at Hibs.
“I’m hoping to come here and play, I’m at an age where I feel I’m ready to play and go and express myself in the best league in Scotland, so I’m hoping to do that at Ross County.”
Read more in today's Ross-shire Journal.