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Ross County captain would have been raging if Kilmarnock won with penalty

By Will Clark

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Ross County captain Marcus Fraser says he would have been 'raging' if Kilmarnock won with a penalty he believes should never have been given.

Marcus Fraser insisted he never touched Liam Millar in a tackle which gave Kilmarnock a penalty.
Marcus Fraser insisted he never touched Liam Millar in a tackle which gave Kilmarnock a penalty.

But he praised goalkeeper Ross Laidlaw for saving Osman Sow’s spot-kick to earn the Staggies a 0-0 draw at Rugby Park.

The Staggies captain was judged to have fouled Liam Millar midway through the second half.

But Fraser says he won the ball with a great tackle saying he did not touch the Canadian striker.

“It was never a penalty,” said Fraser.

“I slid in line with the ball and he jumped over my leg.

“There was no contact whatsoever and when the referee gives it the reaction of his players and our players knew it wasn’t.

“But Ross was there to save the penalty and that was good.

“If that made us lose the game today I would have been raging.

“Thank God Ross stepped up and saved the penalty.”

Fraser had nothing but praise for Laidlaw who was outstanding in goal for Ross County as Kilmarnock dominated for the majority of the 90 minutes.

“Ross had a couple of long range shots he had to save and palm them away.

“He was strong and when it came to the penalty he stood up to it.”

Ross County are fifth in the Scottish Premiership and are undefeated in their last three games which came after poor defeats to Livingston and Aberdeen.

Fraser says his team have learned well from those games and are finding their feet in the top flight.

“Our managers have said to us if we can’t win it, don’t lose the game.

“We have now learned that as a whole group and it shows as a team.

“I know that we sat in today, but it is a decent point for us.”

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