Sunderland fans have christened former Ross County striker Ross Stewart as the ‘Loch Ness Drogba’ – something the forward loves hearing.

The striker moved to Sunderland from County in the January transfer window but has struggled for fitness since leaving the Scottish Premiership. But he’s started this season strongly and scored two in the English League One side’s victory over Wycombe on Saturday. Hilarious comparisons to legendary striker Didier Drogba won’t be ignored.

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Compared to a football icon. (Photo by Ian Horrocks/Sunderland AFC via Getty Images)

He said (CL): “I have been told about the nickname and the lads have had some banter about it. I love it though, it’s a cracker. I’ve been called worse on and off the pitch. When I came in, it was a really frustrating period for me. I was fighting with the injury I had, and then other wee niggles kept cropping up too.

“Hopefully, I can keep ticking off the games and stay healthy, and then the fans can see the best of me throughout the season. There’s been quite a big turnover in the squad, so there have been a lot of new faces. Maybe with a lot of new faces, it helps you settle because, although it sounds daft, I’m now one of the ones that’s been here a bit longer.

 

“Since I came in January, the lads in there made it easy to settle. It was always just a case of, ‘Can I get fit and show them what I can do on the pitch?’ I think now, with me being settled and having had a good pre-season, you’re seeing the best of me.”

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