ROSS County goalkeeper Scott Fox kept a clean sheet on his return to first-team action against Partick Thistle then vowed the Dingwall men would aim to “finish as high as possible” after securing a top-six spot with a 1-0 win.
Ross County - 1
Partick Thistle - 0
An Alex Schalk goal in the 14th minute was enough to secure the win for County as other results went their way.
Fox had been out with a knee injury for the past six weeks. But when replacement goalkeeper Gary Woods sustained a hip injury, Fox was recalled by manager Jim McIntyre.
He said: “I came in and got a clean sheet – I thought we did well.”
Fox revealed the County players were back in the dressing room when they learned they had secured a top-six position. He said: “We waited for the Dundee score. When it came through there were great scenes. A lot of hard work had gone into it, but you are left relying on other people. It shouldn’t have been like that. At the start of the season that was our aim – to get top six – so to make it is a great achievement. It is something to build on for next season.”
Partick defender Gary Miller felt losing the first goal was vital. He said: “We have one of the best defensive records but it is always difficult if you lose the first goal. It is always going to be a battle. We had a go in the second half but it just never happened for us.”