Attacker Brian Graham feels he has unfinished business at Ross County after rejoining the Staggies on a two-year deal.
Graham yesterday finalised his return to Dingwall on a free transfer from English League Two club Cheltenham Town, where he netted six goals in 31 appearances last season.
The 30-year-old previously spent just over 12 months with the Staggies after joining from Dundee United in 2015, and enjoyed a successful spell under Jim McIntyre in which he scored 17 goals in 36 appearances, but drifted in and out of the side in the face of competition from the likes of Liam Boyce, Alex Schalk and Craig Curran.
Graham was also part of the side that won the League Cup against Hibernian in 2016, before moving on to the Edinburgh side several months later, and he says the good memories made his decision to return an easy one.
Having won the Championship with Hibs in 2017, Graham has set his sights on a return to the top-flight, and he said: “When the managers phoned me and told me about the potential for coming back, I spoke to my wife and I was delighted.
“It was a no-brainer, really. It is a fantastic football club with great facilities.
“Winning the League Cup with Ross County was probably the highlight of my career. It is something I’ll never forget, that’s for sure.
“It is always good to come back to a place that you already know and like. I had a few options down the road, a lot closer to home in Glasgow, but I felt I had unfinished business here.
“There are times you think you should be playing and you’re not. That’s just the way football goes sometimes.
“It is all about balance, so long as the team is doing well. I’ve spoken to the manager and I know I’ll get my chance here. When I get into the team, it is up to me to stay there.
“I knew straight away I wanted to come back. The challenge is to get the boys into the Premiership as quickly as possible.
Staggies co-manager Stuart Kettlewell is excited by the return of Graham, and he said: “Brian has been at the club, he knows the club and the area. We’ve no doubt in our mind Brian Graham will score goals again for this football club. For the mould and type of striker we were looking at, he fits into that category.”
Kettlewell also refused to comment on the possibility of County bringing back another former player, midfielder Don Cowie, who has been told he can leave Hearts if he wants more game time.