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New Ross County striker is primed for Easter Road return


By Andrew Henderson


Ross County striker Oli Shaw is looking forward to his Hibernian reunion – but insists there will be no divided loyalties going back to Easter Road.

Picture - Ken Macpherson, Inverness.
Ross County(0)v Hearts(0). 22.01.20.
Ross County's new signing Oli Shaw is shadowed by Hearts' Lewis Moore.
Picture - Ken Macpherson, Inverness. Ross County(0)v Hearts(0). 22.01.20. Ross County's new signing Oli Shaw is shadowed by Hearts' Lewis Moore.

The 21-year-old moved from Hibs to the Staggies for an undisclosed fee last month after coming through the ranks for the Edinburgh outfit.

In his time in green and white he scored 12 goals in 62 appearances, and he has already played three times in the dark blue of County.

But while he is looking forward to returning to his former club, he is focused on leaving with all three points.

“It will be good to go back,” he said.

“I had a lot of good memories there, but I will be playing for Ross County and I will be giving my all to get the points, and hopefully grab a goal.

“I left on good terms, the fans gave me all their support, the manager gave me all his support when I left wishing me all the best.

“That can help, but I’m going there as a Ross County player, my mind is going to be solely focused on getting the points for us, that will be it.”

County had a chance to take a breather at the weekend after a hectic run of fixtures saw them play six times in 18 days.

Last time out, they picked up a good win over an in-form Livingston side, winning 2–0 thanks to a double from Northern Irish striker Billy Mckay.

For a forward trying to battle his way into the starting line-up, Mckay’s performance might make it more difficult for Shaw to establish himself, but he is happy to see other attackers scoring if it gets the club points.

“Strikers are strikers, you want to see them do well,” Shaw insisted.

“Obviously you’re competing for places but at the end of the day it’s about the club, it’s about us getting points on the board and us climbing the table.

“To get three points last week and for Billy to get the two goals is good for him.”



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