Ross Dunbar - 100 Appearances

Ross Dunbar made his 100th appearance against Dunfermline and became the 45th player to reach this milestone.


Ross made his debut for the Club at the end of December 2012 against Beechwood Albion; a game Ross describes as, "my worst game as we got hammered 5-1 and I played centre back (I'll just blame Lenny as he was the keeper that day)".


Obviously things improved and Ross moved into the middle of the park to influence games in an attacking sense and scored eight goals in his first season including his first hat trick in a 6-0 win over Scotspurs.


The following season Ross scored sixteen goals and was voted Players' Player of the Year and then he became Club Captain for two seasons from 2014.


At the end of his first season as Captain came one of his favourite games, a 4-1 win over Real Maroon in Edinburgh. "Favourite games have to be a toss up between Hearts away on my birthday, which was a cracking performance, and our famous win in Oban against Coasters when I probably scored my favourite goal that day with a strike from outside the box after about three minutes and after spewing up ten minutes before kick off !"


Talking of Oban, it's clearly a place Ross loves playing in as he scored four years in a row against Coasters, and always scored the opening goal !


As always it's away days that we all love and Ross is no different, "usually the further away the better for a day out, however the best day I've had was after a 13-3 defeat against Stirling and everyone was heading for home other than me, Andy Boy, Ray and Lenny. Ray took us on a pub crawl in Stirling and we had an all day session that didn't end well ! It was that much of a shambles that I remember Yaya Sanogo scoring a hat trick for Arsenal in the Emirates Cup !"


Ross has played in defence, midfield, attack and in goals, even in the Scottish Cup Final, and is a huge influence on the team, particularly round about the penalty area where he always seems to fall over. The fact that he is the penalty and free kick taker is a coincidence !


Ross is a top man at the Club and as he says, "I hope for plenty more appearances and wins to come and hopefully it won't be too long until we can add a bit of silverware". We can all agree on that.