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Ross County lose last season’s top scorer Simon Murray after Dundee agree to pay undisclosed fee for Staggies talisman


By Andrew Henderson

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Ross County have confirmed the departure of last season’s top scorer Simon Murray.

The 32-year-old made 62 appearances over an 18-month stay in Dingwall, scoring 26 goals – including 23 across all competitions in the 2023/24 campaign.

Speculation had been rife as far back as the January transfer window that Murray, whose family had remained in Dundee, was looking to move on to reduce the amount of time he was spending travelling between work and home.

After starring for Ross County last season, Simon Murray has agreed to join Dundee for an undisclosed fee. Picture: Ken Macpherson
After starring for Ross County last season, Simon Murray has agreed to join Dundee for an undisclosed fee. Picture: Ken Macpherson

Now County have agreed an undisclosed fee with Dundee that will see Murray turn out for Tony Docherty’s side going forward.

Staggies boss Don Cowie commented: “Simon has been a brilliant asset for our football club since arriving from Queens Park.

“His goal return last season was a big contributing factor in us retaining our Premiership status.

“Simon has a young family whom he needs to be closer to at this time and once our valuation was met, we could not stand in his way of this.

“We wish Simon and his family the very best of luck for the future.”

County chief executive officer Steven Ferguson added: “It has been well-documented the interest in Simon and the need for Simon to return south to be closer to his family.

“Dundee FC met our valuation and after trying everything we could to keep Simon, we have reluctantly accepted this offer.

“I echo Don’s comments and on behalf of all at Ross County would like to put on record our thanks to Simon for his time at Ross County and wish him and his family all the very best in the future.”


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