Ross County could hand a debut to new signing Ryan Dow in today’s Premiership match against Motherwell after securing the former Dundee United midfielder on a deal until the end of the season.
After being released by his hometown club in the summer, Dow has been training with County for the last three weeks, with Staggies manager Jim McIntyre keen to assess his fitness after he was reduced to 21 appearances for United last term due to a groin injury.
The 25-year-old has agreed to join the Dingwall side until the end of the season and is likely to be part of the squad for today’s visit of the Steelmen.
McIntyre has high hopes for his latest recruit. He said: “Ryan has been with us for the last few weeks while we assessed his fitness and we are delighted he has agreed to join Ross County.
“Ryan has fitted in really well and we think we are getting a great player who will add to our already strong attacking options.”
County return to action against Well this afternoon following last weekend’s international break and McIntyre expects both sides to go out on the offensive at Victoria Park.
He said: “I think both teams like to attack. They like to have a go at each other. Both sides like to play with width and have players capable of producing good crosses.
“Scott McDonald has been a fantastic goalscorer for them and we’ve got that in Liam Boyce, while Alex Schalk and Craig Curran can score goals as well.
“There’s goals in both sides. Louis Moult has done very well. I know he’s been injured, though, and whether he is fit or not remains to be seen.
“But the teams are quite similar in the style of play of getting the balls wide, pace on the flanks and goalscorers in the strike force.”