Raith Rovers forward Ethan Ross has been rewarded for an outstanding November by being named cinch Championship Player of the Month.
Ethan has been in great form since returning to the club in mid October, scoring 4 goals last month (taking his tally for the season so far to 5), and extending the teams unbeaten run to 14 games.
Speaking to the Press in a video call earlier today, Ethan said “Playing in the position I play in, I need to be adding goals and assists, and the past month has been brilliant in terms of goals and I’ve also managed a couple of assists as well.
I know that if I want to go on and do things I want to do in my career, I need to be coming up with numbers in terms of goals and assists and that helps me.
I’ve had two late winners in games – against Morton and Falkirk – and that’s been great in terms of getting three points and through to the next round of the Scottish Cup. It helps the team but, from a personal point of view, it’s good to set those numbers.
I’d never set myself personal targets before but with the fact I had no pre-season and coming back to Raith Rovers and falling on my feet, I’ve said I want to get into double figures for goals and assists and I’m well on the way.
The service is also important and, if you’re not getting the service, you can’t provide it so my team-mates have allowed me to get into positions to score goals and create chances.
I’ve always worked on my end product and in getting in the right positions. Even last season, the manager was telling me as I was getting into the right positions and it just needs to fall for me and this year I’m getting into the positions but also making the right decisions.
I think that comes from maturity and having another season under my belt. I feel as if I’m developing as a player and I think I’m on the right road.
Every time I step onto the training pitch I want to be the best player, and every time I step onto the pitch on a Saturday, I want to be the best player.
So if I see someone who I think is a better player than me, then I’m going to work that ten per cent harder to be better than them.”
Well done Ethan!