The sky’s the limit for Stenhousemuir roofer Ross

STENHOUSEMUIR. Ochilview. Stenhousemuir FC team season 2011-2012.. Ross McMillan.
STENHOUSEMUIR. Ochilview. Stenhousemuir FC team season 2011-2012.. Ross McMillan.
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ROSS McMillan wants Stenhousemuir to rediscover the form that swept away East Fife - and forget about a frustrating performance against Airdrie United.

The Warriors missed the chance to narrow the gap on league leaders Cowdenbeath and Arbroath after they were held to a 1-1 draw by the Diamonds.

McMillan has been outstanding since his arrival at Ochilview from Clyde and he and veteran Martin Corrigan have formed a formidable partnership in the middle of the Warriors’ defence.

It seems incredible that the 29 year old roofer only went senior a couple of seasons ago.

“I live in Greenock so it was handy with my work to play with Largs Thistle in the juniors where my wife was the physio and all my best friends played there” he told Heraldsport. “We got to the Scottish Cup final and I enjoyed three and a half years there.

“I thought the time was right last season to have a wee go at it and joined Clyde. I was delighted to come here when the opportunity arose though, and I am enjoying every minute of it.

“There are some great players here and it’s been a settling in period.

“It’s great to play with guys like Marty Corrigan who helps me through it. He won’t thank me for saying so, but he is getting on a bit, but it’s great to play alongside him and his attitude in training is something else.

The big fellow did, however, admit that the ninety minutes that preceded was not that pleasurable. “We did all right in the first half, but we never really started in the second,” he continued. “We never played as well as we can.”

“We knew it was a big game for us because the top two were playing each other. They drew so it is a bit disappointing we have not caught up with them.

“We just have to try to maintain our home form and get more performances away like we did against East Fife last week and we will be alright.”