Ross County manager Jim McIntyre was pleased to reinforce has midfield with the signing of Martin Woods after injuries to Rocco Quinn and Richard Brittain forced him to search for central midfield cover.
Former Barnsley midfielder Woods has joined on a short-term deal until January as cover for Quinn and Brittain who both require operations. The deal for Woods includes the option for County to extend the contract should the former Scotland under-21 international impress.
McIntyre said: “It was important we got some more midfield cover.
“Rocco is going to be having a hip operation in the next 11 days, while Richie has also got a foot injury and is going to need surgery. Richie will not be long term but we certainly needed cover in that area.”
McIntyre was pleased to complete the addition of 28-year-old midfielder Woods, who has been training with the Dingwall side for the last week.
Airdrie-born Woods began his career with Leeds United, prior to a move to Sunderland where he won two caps for the Scotland under-21 side. Spells with Rotherham, Doncaster, Yeovil and Barnsley followed. He has been without a club since his release by the Tykes in the summer.
McIntyre said: “Martin is a player who has got good pedigree. The reports are all the same in that he’s a quality footballer.”