Ross County striker Jordan White almost put his foot in it at Celtic after forgetting to pace a spare pair of boots
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JORDAN White almost put his foot in it at Celtic Park – after neglecting to pack a spare pair of boots.
The tireless Ross County target man saw a scything Anthony Ralston challenge split his white footwear inside 10 minutes in the east end of Glasgow.
Fortunately for White, he found a decent emergency fit in one of goalkeeper Ross Laidlaw’s spares and quickly returned to harrying and harassing the champions’ defence.
“Their player’s studs went down me and the boot was done, but I didn’t have another pair,” White explained.
“I actually had to put big Ross’s left one on, but kept my right one on as it felt more comfortable. Luckily, my left foot is normally just for standing on anyway!”
The big striker feels Saturday’s performance offered fresh evidence that Ross County are gaining a firm foothold in the Premiership.
Well-drilled defensively in a scoreless first half, the Staggies became the first Premiership team to keep a clean sheet at the ground this season. They then rattled the majority of the 58,391 crowd with David Cancola’s penalty kick opener, before the hosts stormed back with replies from David Turnbull and Sead Haksabanovic.
“The manager put on a gameplan and we all knew what we were doing,” White said. “The first half was probably the most comfortable I’ve felt at Parkhead.
“I think Kyogo (Furihashi) had one chance, but from a defensive perspective it was really good. Sometimes you need to ride your luck and they did have quite a few chances later on. I was just gutted – there aren’t many times you have a chance to take something at Celtic Park.
“We’ve got to take positives from that. We took Celtic almost all the way and it probably shows how far we’ve come.
“It is a sore one after performing so well, but we can build on it. We’ll have a good break and come back firing.”