County sign ‘keeper Ross

The Club is pleased to confirm the signing of goalkeeper Ethan Ross, who joins on a three-year contract after leaving Lincoln City in the Summer.

24-year-old Ethan spent the second half of last season out on loan at fellow National League side Weymouth, impressing over his 26 appearances for the Terras and picking up the Club’s Supporters’ Player of the Year Award in the process.

Coming in at 6 ft 5 in, Ross began his career in the youth ranks of Arsenal and Cambridge United before joining West Brom in 2015. During his time at the Hawthorns, he enjoyed loan spells out a Worcester City and Redditch United, making 59 appearances in total.

After leaving West Brom, Ethan joined League Two side Colchester United on a two-year deal in 2018, before another short period out on loan at Maidstone in the National League.

April 2019 saw him make his EFL debut in a 1-1 draw with Yeovil, coming on as a substitute after Colchester’s other ‘keeper was sent off. He kept a clean sheet in the 40 minutes he was on the pitch, before keeping another from the start a week later in a 2-0 win over MK Dons.

Last Summer saw Ethan on the move again as he signed for League One side Lincoln City, making two appearances in the EFL Trophy before his successful spell at Weymouth – which included keeping a clean sheet against County in a 1-0 win for the Terras back in March.

Director of Football Simon Wilson said:

“With the signing of Ethan Ross we are further strengthening the Goalkeeping Department with a player that has proven experience but also at age 24, significant long term potential.

“With Ben and Ethan, we have two very capable goalkeepers who we hope will drive each other to find high levels of performance, which can only benefit the team. Welcome to County Ethan, and good luck.”

Goalkeeper Coach Shwan Jalal said:

“Ethan had a very strong season for Weymouth and produced some outstanding performances. He has some excellent attributes which stood out for us when identifying someone to come in and compete with Ben Hinchliffe, who had an excellent season also. I’m looking forward to working with him and welcoming him into the Goalkeeping Department.”

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