2017/18 Scottish Premier League, Regular Season

Ross County goalkeeper Scott Fox injured in goalless draw at St Johnstone

A serious-looking injury to Scott Fox overshadowed Ross County's 0-0 Ladbrokes Premiership draw at St Johnstone.
County goalkeeper Fox had to be helped from the field with 15 minutes to go, after going down with nobody near him, and the initial prognosis did not look good.
Aaron McCarey took his place in the closing stages of a tepid affair, with the result meaning County have lost just one of Owen Coyle's four games in charge.
Saints made four changes from the 1-0 defeat to Hearts, with Liam Craig, David Wotherspoon, Liam Gordon and Chris Millar dropping out. In came Blair Alston, Paul Paton, Steven Anderson and Murray Davidson.
County made four changes from the side that beat Hamilton on Saturday, with Michael Gardyne, Craig Curran, Jamie Lindsay and Billy Mckay dropping to the bench. Tim Chow, Ryan Dow, Ross Draper and Saturday's match-winner Thomas Mikkelsen all started.
Aside from a few crosses aimed straight at the goalkeepers, chances in the opening 20 minutes were limited. Mikkelsen went closest with a header from Marcus Fraser's diagonal ball which was deflected over by Aaron Comrie.
A blocked effort from Stefan Scougall was the closest St Johnstone went in the first half-hour, as Michael O'Halloran burst onto a slip from Kenny van der Weg and centred. Fortunately for County, Chow was in the way.
Former Livingston and Sheffield United midfielder Scougall threatened again on 34 minutes, latching on to a loose ball on the edge of the County box and drawing a smart stop from Fox.
Fox was on hand to deny Paton four minutes into the second half but the Northern Ireland international should have done better, planting a free header from Brian Easton's cross far too close to the County keeper.
The hosts were in the ascendancy and Comrie should have done better just a minute later, skewing wide when substitute Wotherspoon put it on a plate for him.
A deflected free-kick from Wotherspoon whistled past Fox's far post just before the hour, as both teams struggled to give their respective supporters anything to cheer about.
Coyle's men were delivering some good balls into the Saints box but struggling to turn them into chances. That was until the 67th minute, when Jason Naismith's ball made it to the back post for Davis Keillor-Dunn to curl an effort goalwards that Zander Clark parried.
Fox's injury came in the 74th minute as he overstretched making a clearance, without another player near him, and immediately fell to the ground. Given he was not long back in the team after his error against Rangers, the timing comes as a bitter blow to the 30-year-old.
The finale of the game epitomised the previous 80 minutes, with precious little goalmouth action to shout about, and County will undoubtedly be the happier of the sides to take a point.

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