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New signings, re-signings, and confirmed departures
(07-05-2018, 06:51 PM)mike_lowrie Wrote: Billy Mckay, Russell Dingwall and Greg Morrison are our 3 recognised strikers

Russell Dingwall has been alternating between right-back and central midfield (his 'natural' position) this pre-season.

 
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(07-06-2018, 04:00 PM)staggie2509 Wrote: Still in the hunt for a striker I believe...
Sincerely hope so, Kenny - for me, that's the area that still needs strengthening..
 
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It's suggested in this article from the P&J that we may get another player in but it doesn't say it's a striker.
It does,however, mention Ryan Dow as being played as a striker. I make that 5 strikers in a 22man squad.

I've copied and pasted said article :-

Ross County co-manager Steven Ferguson says there could be scope for one further addition at Victoria Park after the Staggies’ training camp in Holland.

The Staggies were last night defeated 2-0 by Dutch Eredivisie side FC Utrecht at Sportpark Thorbecke, having fallen to defeat by the same scoreline against Belgian side Sint-Truiden in Doorwerth on Wednesday.

The five-day camp has allowed Ferguson and fellow co-manager Stuart Kettlewell to integrate their eight new signings into the squad and, although the Staggies could bring another player in, Ferguson has been thrilled with the way the current 22-man squad has come together.

Ferguson said: “We’re still looking at that and there’s still a possibility but as it stands there’s nothing concrete.

“We can’t speak highly enough of our group, not only on the pitch but off it – and not just in a football sense, but in a personal sense. They’ve been a real pleasure to work with.”

Former Dundee United player Ryan Dow impressed for the Staggies up front in both matches and Ferguson confirmed the management team view him as a striking option, having been deployed as a winger since being brought to the club by Jim McIntyre in 2016.

Ferguson added: “We see a very definite role for him. Ryan started in that number 10 role and looked bright and sharp.

“Ryan will hopefully bring something to the table next season our supporters haven’t seen a great deal of. But Dundee United supporters will have seen it – it’s a not a position that’s new to Ryan.

“He has just not often been utilised in there. We’re delighted with him.”

County impressed in defeat by Utrecht, who finished fifth in the Dutch top flight last season, and Ferguson feels his players will reap the benefits of the five-day camp.

He added: “It has just rounded off what we feel has been a fantastic five days. We knew the opposition was going to be a real test, but we’re delighted in what we saw regarding how we combated such a top-class side.

“Our organisation, discipline and our willingness to try to play through that was really good.

“The players increased their minutes, fitness was good and shape was good. Speaking to the physio, nobody has picked up any injuries and there’s been no ordeals regarding sendings off.

“As far as we concerned, it has been a really worthwhile trip playing a couple of Premier League teams from Belgium and Holland.

“I feel it was a great opportunity for the guys to start to gel as a unit.”
 
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That's ominous. Ryan Dow as our new striker......
Cue that well-worn phrase "let hope I'm proved wrong"
 
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I don't know what it is, just have a feeling Dow is going to prove us all wrong this season.
He certainly seemed to regularly create a chance for himself when he came on as a sub last season.

 
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(07-07-2018, 06:17 PM)StuartTaylor Wrote: I don't know what it is, just have a feeling Dow is going to prove us all wrong this season.
He certainly seemed to regularly create a chance for himself when he came on as a sub last season.

I'd agree with this, it may well prove to be his most preferred and natural position rather than being stuck out wide.
Most Dundee Utd fans would also agree, people should get off his back and give him a chance to show what he can do when played in his best position.
You wouldn't play Boyce out on the wing would you? .....
 
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Go Dowzer!
FergnKetts - BestBossYets
 
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Totally agree with the above sentiments.
He's got till the end of August before I start complaining ;-)
 
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(07-07-2018, 09:22 PM)jamiepscot Wrote: Totally agree with the above sentiments.
He's got till the end of August before I start complaining ;-)

Jamie it will be okay on the day I saw him a lot of him with D United ,I actually thought he would be snapped up by bigger clubs back then ,hopefully he can get us off our sears Still think we need a big robust strker though to win balls fir wee men Dow needs to be central
 
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Dow has never managed more than 5 goals in a season. Dropping off a striker, yes. As a striker? No.
Quote:God bless the Stag Men and Children.
 
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(07-08-2018, 12:46 PM)Despot Wrote: Dow has never managed more than 5 goals in a season. Dropping off a striker, yes. As a striker? No.

He made many many assists layed on ball for others ,sometimes people only see the goal scorer But there are players who do tremendous work off tge ball
 
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(07-08-2018, 05:11 PM)Ross shire buff Wrote: He made many many assists layed on ball for others ,sometimes people only see the goal scorer But there are players who do tremendous work off tge ball

I'll give him a chance. My expectations are low after his performance at Tynecastle where he can a five yard headstart on Berra, wimped out of it, got beaten in the race, turned and then tried a careless tackle to halt him where he missed and took out Midge.
Quote:God bless the Stag Men and Children.
 
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(07-05-2018, 06:56 PM)StuartTaylor Wrote: And Declan McManus, Dunfermline fans POTY..

Up and running with his first goal. At least we can be sure that after a 30 goal season he won't be tempted to sign for Chelsea.
 
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(07-06-2018, 09:33 PM)Fozzie Wrote: Sincerely hope so, Kenny - for me, that's the area that still needs strengthening..

I’ll,standby my first post we Need a Connor Samons type our front is too small
A good hard target man woukd be ideal just my opinion like
 
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(07-15-2018, 02:47 PM)Ross shire buff Wrote: I’ll,standby my first post we Need a Connor Samons type our front is too small
A good hard target man woukd be ideal just my opinion like

Who is out there? Suggestions?
 
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Canadian guy fae Dundee?
 
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Is Huber a free agent? I thought he was contracted to 2019.
Quote:God bless the Stag Men and Children.
 
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(07-15-2018, 10:39 PM)the reaper Wrote: Who is out there? Suggestions?

Has Connor Sammons signed for any club yet, Rooney might do us a favour
The man to ask about strikers woukd be Craig Brewster he will know many
 
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Conor Sammon signed for Motherwell today
What exactly is Greg Morrison meant to be if not a target man?
Expect we're going to have a lot of teams coming to Dingwall and setting up the way Elgin did on Saturday (ie limited offensive ambition but plenty of bodies behind the ball) so a "plan B" type would be useful to have, whether that be Morrison or someone else
"The heart of the club is the fan. The board and the chairman are custodians. The staff are transient. But the fan is there forever"

Roy Macgregor, April 2013
 
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(07-16-2018, 07:30 PM)Ross shire buff Wrote: Has Connor Sammons signed for any club yet, Rooney might do us a favour
The man to ask about strikers woukd be Craig Brewster he will know many

Sammon signed for Motherwell today.
Quote:God bless the Stag Men and Children.
 
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