Scott Fox: Goalkeeper returns to Partick Thistle after Ross County exit

Partick Thistle's Kenny Miller, Gary Caldwell and Scott Fox
Gary Caldwell (centre) has signed Kenny Miller and Scott Fox

Scott Fox expects to be chasing a second successive Scottish Championship winners medal after rejoining Partick Thistle following his Ross County exit.

The 32-year-old goalkeeper has signed a two-year contract with the club he left to join County in 2015.

Fox had "a few options" but chose what was best for his family and a return a club where he had five "happy" years.

"That's why I've signed - because I expect to be pushing at the right end of the table," he said.

Fox left the Dingwall club in May after failing to agree new terms with the Championship winners.

And some Thistle fans have not welcomed his return to a stadium where he received a hot reception when playing for County.

"I think, if you win football fans, the fans will like you," he said. "It is up to me to help us win games and see where it takes us.

"You would be lucky to come back to a club and not be booed."

During County's title run last season, Fox played in all 36 league games, keeping 12 clean sheets in the process.

He believes he returns a better goalkeeper but realises he faces competition from Jamie Sneddon, the 21-year-old who manager Gary Caldwell had previously said would be his number one next season.

"I know it's not a given that I'm going to be playing every week," Fox said. "Jamie Sneddon's a keen and hungry young keeper who did really well last season, so I'm ready for that challenge and I'm looking forward to it."

Caldwell admits that summer signings have been made "slower than I would like it to be" but says "the business we've done so far has been excellent".

"I think, one to 11, we look extremely strong and we now look at add depth to the squad and competition to the squad and Foxy has done that," he added.

Among Thistle's other summer additions are former Dundee forward Kenny Miller and defenders Ryan Williamson and Tommy Robson, who played for Championship rivals Dunfermline Athletic and Falkirk respectively last season.

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