Ross County goalkeeper Ross Laidlaw says it would be a real boost if fans were allowed into their next home match against Celtic.

The Staggies have started the season well, their opening five games the best ever start to a Premiership season for the Dingwall team.

Great start for Stuart Kettlewell’s men. (Photo by VI Images via Getty Images)

Supporters haven’t been able to witness it though as games remain behind closed doors for now. That could change after the international break, however, with Ross County v Celtic set to be played in front of a small number of County supporters inside the ground.

Laidlaw knows this will be a massive boost, reflecting on his side’s start to the season in the process: “It’s good that we can get fans back in. Hopefully we will be able to get even more in after that.

“It will be good to get a bit of atmosphere because it’s not good playing in front of an empty stadium.  Just before the game, at the start and when goals go in, there’s no real celebration from fans, there’s no banter or atmosphere.

Fans could return for the Celtic match (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

“It is different, but everyone is kind of used to it now. It still feels like a bounce match. It will be good when we start getting fans back in through the gates and start to feel a bit more real.


“It will be good to get the home fans in. They will have missed going to games as well, not just us. The sooner we go to games, the better.

“We’ve got to bounce back. We’ve got a couple of tough games coming up, with Celtic being the next one. We need to dust ourselves down and get going for that.

Celtic v Ross County

Strong Staggies start. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

“In-house we targeted the first six games which, although they weren’t going to be easy, we knew we didn’t have the Old Firm or the teams at the top. We knew we had to get points on board, we would rather that than have games in hand.

“We know it’s going to be a tight season so we are glad with the way we have started.  We would have wanted to get some points against Livingston so that’s disappointing.”

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