Former Hibs keeper Ross Laidlaw has opened up on his frustration at not playing regularly enough for the Hibees after leaving Easter Road to sign for Premiership new boys Ross County.

Laidlaw only managed 27 appearances over three years in Leith as he struggled with injuries and bad luck which saw him fall behind keepers like Adam Bogdan and Ofir Marciano in the pecking order.

19th August 2018, Easter Road, Edinburgh, Scotland; Scottish League Cup second round, Hibernian versus Ross County; Josh Mullin of Ross County makes it 1-2 from the penalty spot as he puts his shot past keeper Laidlaw in the 64th minute

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With a fresh start in Dingwall, Laidlaw admitted it was “hard” to get chances but insists 27 appearances was “nowhere near enough.”

“I didn’t play as many games as I would have liked, 27 was nowhere near enough,” Laidlaw said, as quoted by the Edinburgh Evening News.

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - SEPTEMBER 30: Ross Laidlaw of Hibernian is seen as Tomas Rogic of Celtic looks on after Callum McGregor of Celtic scores the opening goal during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Celtic and Hibernian at Celtic Park Stadium on September 30, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland.

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“But when you have international goalkeepers like Ofir and Adam at the club then it is hard to get the chances you want.

 

“I didn’t have a great game, I admit that. But that’s the life of a goalkeeper, it’s frustrating but there was nothing I could do to get myself back in because of the injury. And then last season Adam came in and found myself third choice when I didn’t even want to be second choice.”

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - SEPTEMBER 30: Ross Laidlaw of Hibernian is beaten as Callum McGregor of Celtic scores the opening goal during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Celtic and Hibernian at Celtic Park Stadium on September 30, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland.

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Laidlaw looks set to go into the season as County’s first-choice keeper with the former Hibs and Raith Rovers man the only senior keeper currently on their books.

He’ll link up with some familiar faces in Dingwall as former Hibs team-mates Brian Graham and Liam Fontaine also play for the Staggies.

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