Ross County manager Jim McIntyre delighted goalkeeper Scott Fox signs new deal



Ross County manager Jim McIntyre insists he had no hesitation in handing goalkeeper Scott Fox a one-year contract extension.

The Staggies announced before Saturday’s 1-1 draw at Hearts that the 28-year-old had put pen on paper on a new deal that will tie him to the Dingwall outfit until summer 2018.

jimmcintyreDespite being hampered by injury, Fox, who joined from Patrick Thistle last May on a two-year contract, has still managed to make 29 appearances for McIntyre’s side this term.

McIntyre said: “Scott has done fantastically well. Foxy came to us and said he was happy to extend his deal if we were up for that. We’re delighted.

“He’s had two bad injuries this year, which have kept him out for a period, but when he’s played he’s made point and match winning saves. That’s the type of goalkeeper that you need.

“He’s got healthy competition with Gary Woods as well.

“They’ve been pushing each other along and Gary played a major part in the League Cup final (win against Hibs) as well.

“It’s good to have two goalkeepers challenging, I don’t like to have a one and a two. I think it’s important you have that competition, it keeps it healthy.”