On This Day: September 24th (Today)
Below is a list of events that happened on this day throughout County's history.
|2016||vs. Hearts (A)||League (Premiership)||0 - 0|
|2011||vs. Raith Rovers (A)||League (First Division)||1 - 0|
|2005||vs. Dundee (A)||League (First Division)||0 - 0|
|2002||vs. Hamilton (H)||League Cup (2nd Round)||3 - 0|
|1994||vs. Arbroath (H)||League (Third Division)||1 - 4|
|1955||vs. Tarff Rovers (H)||Scottish Cup (2nd Round)||3 - 2|
|Venue||Pld||Won||Drn||Lst||For||Agst||+ / -|
Ross County has yet to play a game on this date.
Based on the records we hold, no former or current players were signed on this day.
The players listed below were born on this day.
1970 - Gary McSwegan
McSwegan started his career with Rangers, where he scored 5 goals in only 24 appearances during his six years at Ibrox, including a goal against Marseille in the 1992-93 Champions League; this goal was the first goal ever scored in the Champions League proper by a substitute. His first team opportunities at Rangers, however, appeared to be limited and in 1993 he joined Notts County for £400,000. Two seasons later he returned to Scotland with Dundee United for £375,000 where he remained for three seasons, scoring 42 goals.
He joined Hearts in 1998 on a free transfer where he notched up 31 goals in 98 appearances. By 2002, however, McSwegan had fallen out of favour at Hearts and subsequently had loan spells in England with Barnsley and Luton Town before joining Kilmarnock where he remained for two seasons, scoring 17 goals.
His next professional club was Ross County where he played 39 games, scoring just 1 goal against Queen of the South in two injury-ravaged seasons. Despite these problems, McSwegan returned to top flight football, when signed by Inverness Caledonian Thistle in September 2006 on a short-term deal. McSwegan left Inverness Caledonian Thistle at the end of the 2006–07 season and joined Peterhead.
McSwegan joined Clyde on 14 March 2008, after previously training with the club and appearing in reserve games.
In June 2008, McSwegan signed a one year contract extension with the Broadwood side. He scored three goals in his second season, with two goals against Queen's Park in the League Cup and a late winner in the league against Livingston. This meant that all six of his goals for Clyde came in the Broadwood Stadium. McSwegan was released by Clyde in June 2009 along with the rest of the out of contract players, due to the club's financial position.
1983 - Richard Brittain
Brittain started his career Livingston in 2002, during his time at Livingston, he was loaned out to Raith Rovers in 2003.
In July 2006, despite interest from French clubs Montpellier and Racing Club Strasbourg, Brittain chose to sign for Scottish Premier League side St. Mirren on a free transfer. Brittain was released by St. Mirren in May 2008 and signed for Ross County in June 2008.
Brittain captained Ross County through victories in The Scottish Cup against SPL sides Hibs and Celtic. The famous 2–0 victory over Celtic at Hampden Park in the semi-final earned Ross County a place in the 2010 Scottish Cup Final, the club's first ever major final, which County eventually lost 3–0 to Dundee United.
During the 2009–10 season, Brittain signed a new contract with the club. In the 2011–12 season, and into the first six games of 2012–13, Brittain captained Ross County through a post war Scottish record of 40 league games undefeated, over a full calendar year.
This run helped Ross County win the 2011–12 Scottish First Division by a record margin of 24 points and promotion to the Scottish Premier League for the first time in the club's history. Brittain would describe as his "greatest day of my career". He would sign a one-year contract with the club.
In the 2012–13 season, Brittain would score the club's first goal in the top-flight, as Ross County drew 1–1 with Celtic and scored another in the next match, giving Ross County their first win in the SPL, against Dundee.