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Draper ready to make an impact at Ross County after worst year of his career


By Andrew Henderson


Ross Draper says the last 12 months have been the worst of his career after finally returning from injury.

The Ross County midfielder saw last year’s Championship-winning campaign ended early through injury, and he was forced to spend more time on the sidelines after first attempting to make a comeback in October.

Ross Draper is hoping to finally put his injury nightmare behind him. Picture: Ken Macpherson
Ross Draper is hoping to finally put his injury nightmare behind him. Picture: Ken Macpherson

In 10 months, Draper only played nine matches for the Staggies’ first team, but he made it through the whole 90 minutes in last week’s 2–0 victory at home over Livingston.

That gave cause for double delight, as the 31-year-old was able to celebrate his comeback, as well as all three points.

“Effectively it was the best part of a year, and it was probably the worst year of my career, so it’s good to be back out there,” Draper said.

“A result like that against Livi had all the boys buzzing in the dressing room.

“Maybe it meant a bit more to me, because I hadn’t been involved in that kind of atmosphere yet this season.

“It was a good feeling to get back out there and back to winning ways, and we have to use that as a positive."

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