New Ross County defender Ross Tokely has called on supporters to give him a chance to win them over.
The 33-year-old ended his 16-year association with Highland rivals Inverness Caledonian Thistle in the summer before joining Derek Adams’ team.
Tokely first joined Caley Thistle in 1996 but claimed he received a ‘disrespectful’ contract offer to stay at the club.
Now he says he wants to focus on life with the Staggies and keeping them in the SPL.
He told STV: “I’m very excited; I woke up this morning knowing it was a fresh challenge and a new start.
“I knew most of the boys and I can see that there’s a great team spirit and bond there. I’m just here to offer my services and my qualities to the team.
“It’s a new club for me and I’m certainly looking forward to it.”
Tokely’s move across the Highland divide should add an extra spark in games between the two clubs next season.
However the ex-Huntly man believes he can be a popular member of the Victoria Park squad, adding: “Just give me a chance. I’m a 100% player and I just want to do my best.
“To be honest with you it’s a tasty challenge. The chairman and the manager made a lot of effort to get me and it was nice to be wanted.
“I gave Inverness my decision not to sign on again and I just felt this was the right move.”
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