Hibs cup-winning hero Liam Fontaine leaves Ross County

Liam Fontaine has left Ross County after two-and-a-half years at the Highland club.

Liam Fontaine has left Ross County after two-and-a-half years. Picture: SNS

The departure of the former Hibs defender was announced by the Staggies in a short statement on Twitter.

It read: “Ross County can confirm that Liam Fontaine has left the club by mutual agreement. Everybody at Ross County wishes Liam and his family all the very best for their new chapter and we would like to thank him for his service to the club.”

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The 34-year-old joined County in January 2018 as the club were struggling at the bottom of the Scottish Premiership table. Though he couldn’t help his new club escape relegation, he did help Stuart Kettlewell’s men come back up at the first time of asking as they won the 2018/19 Scottish Championship title.

Though he played 22 times in the league last season as the club successfully avoided a second relegation in three seasons, he has yet to feature at all this campaign.

Fontaine moved to Dingwall after three-and-a-half years in the Capital with Hibs. An Alan Stubbs signing in the summer of 2014, he started in the famous 3-2 Scottish Cup final victory against Rangers and helped the Hibees gain promotion back to the top flight the following season. However, he found first-team opportunities difficult to come by in the Premiership and was allowed to move on.

A former England youth international, he has also played for Fulham, Yeovil Town, Bristol City, along with a brief loan spell at Kilmarnock in the mid-00s, during his long career.

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