Raith Rovers have confirmed the signing of former Aberdeen midfielder Ethan Ross on a contract until the end of 2023/24 after agreeing on a compensation package with the Dons.

Ross left Pittodrie over the summer and had spent time on trial with Southampton but with the Dons due a six-figure training fee and covid restrictions making it hard for the Saints to see him in action, a deal wasn’t forthcoming.

Ethan Ross after agreeing to join Raith aberdeen

Ethan Ross after agreeing to join Raith

The midfielder was also in talks with Queen’s Park over a move to join the big-spending Spiders but will now join John McGlynn’s promotion hopefuls as they look to get out of the Championship.

“We’re delighted that we have been able to capture the signing of Ethan Ross on a three year deal from Aberdeen FC,” McGlynn said.

“Ethan is no stranger to Stark’s Park having been with us in the first part of last season and with Kai Fotheringham going back to Dundee Utd it was a no brainer to pursue the signing of Ethan.

 

“It’s another statement of the work going on at Starks Park that we could lure him here. I would like to thank Aberdeen FC for their help, and in particular, Steven Gunn who was excellent to deal with throughout the negotiations.”

Ross is no stranger to Stark’s Park, spending time on loan with the Fifers at the start of last season and will be hoping to make his debut this weekend and make an immediate impression for McGlynn’s side on his return to Kirkcaldy.

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