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No TV conflict as season ticket holders will be able to stream Ross County's Premiership opener


By Andrew Henderson

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Ross County have confirmed that their opening match of the Premiership will be available to season ticket holders on the club’s streaming service.

Fixtures for the 2020/21 campaign were released at the start of this week, with the Staggies kicking off at home against Motherwell on Monday, August 3.

The game will be shown live on Sky Sports, who have agreed a new five-year broadcast deal to exclusively show Premiership games.

That was agreed long before the pandemic hit though, taking supporters out of stadiums for the foreseeable future.

Ross County defender Coll Donaldson pictured training as the Staggies prepare for the upcoming season. Picture: Ken Macpherson
Ross County defender Coll Donaldson pictured training as the Staggies prepare for the upcoming season. Picture: Ken Macpherson

Sky had agreed to allow clubs to stream matches themselves to season ticket holders, but some Staggies fans questioned whether County would have that option with the Motherwell match also being on TV.

The club clarified the situation in a brief statement on their social media channels, which read: “Following further clarity and updates, we can now confirm that televised fixtures by Sky Sports featuring Ross County will be shown to season ticket holders on Ross County TV live as part of the season ticket purchase.”

County manager Stuart Kettlewell believes the pressure will be on his side to perform for their fans, however they will be watching.

“I had a conversation on Monday with the chairman and some of the management, and we were talking about our excitement of the virtual season ticket and the production there is going to be,” Kettlewell explained.

“The onus is really on us to put on a show.”

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