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No Ross resentment, says Blue Toon boss

Thu 07 Sep 2017

The Blue Toon manager has wished Scott Ross well for the future The Blue Toon manager has wished Scott Ross well for the future

 

Peterhead manager Jim McInally has claimed he and Scott Ross parted on good terms after the defender joined Cove Rangers.

The Balmoor boss recently told the 26 year old he would no longer be considered for selection after an eighth Blue Toon dismissal in the defeat to League 2 leaders Stirling Albion.

The long-serving Ross, who was contracted until the end of the current campaign, faced being frozen out of first-team football.

However, the former Aberdeen rookie this week signed a three year deal with the current Highland League tabletoppers after the two clubs agreed on a fee.

McInally has wished the player well and is now happy to draw a line under the matter.

The former Morton manager said: "I spoke to Scott last week and I did not think there was any animosity, certainly none from me and I did not detect any from Scott."

"He apologised to me and I did tell him, I hope you don't think I treated you unfairly, to which he said no."

"I do think I have had a good relationship with Scott over the years and when I first came to the club, Scott was not playing and I brought him into the side."

"From there, I feel as though I gave him chance after chance and I just felt, this time, it was one step too far. But that is an end to it now and Scott has moved on and I wish him good luck."

Meanwhile, the Peterhead manager is relishing a first ever trip to the Highlands with his team next month.

McInally's men will take on Inverness Caley Thistle at the Tulloch Caledonian Stadium in the IRN-BRU Cup third round.

McInally said: "I think it is a good draw for us."

"The clubs have not met often and never in Inverness so it will be a good experience for our players to go and play at a different venue."

"We will obviously go there as underdogs but we could be dangerous to them."

 

By Glenn Moir