Ross Forbes
Ross Forbes
Ross Forbes
● Ross Forbes, 2013 (GI)

born in Scotland

Ross Forbes was born on Friday, 3rd March, 1989, in Bishopbriggs, East Dunbartonshire.

The 6' 2Β½ (10st 9lbs) midfielder signed for Jackie McNamara's Thistle on Wednesday, 5th September, 2012, having most recently been with Motherwell.

Aged 23, he made his debut appearance on Saturday, 22nd September, 2012, in a 2-1 win at home to Cowdenbeath in the SFL First Division.

Ross scored his first goal for Thistle on Saturday, 20th October, 2012, in a 7-0 win at home to Airdrie United in the SFL First Division.

He scored the last of his 6 goals on Saturday, 31st August, 2013, in a 2-1 win away to St Mirren in the SPFL Premiership.

He played his last game for the club on Tuesday, 21st January, 2014, in a 1-0 defeat at home to St Johnstone in the SPFL Premiership, having appeared as a Jag on 57 occasions.

At July, 2023, Ross's club-list included Motherwell, Dumbarton, Partick Thistle, Dunfermline Athletic, Greenock Morton, Forfar Athletic, Stenhousemuir and Clyde.

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Broke through at Motherwell as an 18-year-old and made over 70 appearances for the Steelmen, appearing on the European stage. His good form was recognised at the start of the 2009–10 season, when he was called into the Scotland under–21s squad to play Belarus under-21s on 9 October 2009. After being released by Motherwell in the summer of 2012, Forbes was close to sealing a move to recently relegated Dunfermline Athletic and played as a trialist for former club Dumbarton in a Scottish First Division game against Partick Thistle. His performance earned him a six-month deal with Thistle on 5 September 2012, joining up with former team-mate Steven Lawless; and stating that joining the timing of the move was perfect.

He made his debut for Thistle as a substitute for Aaron Taylor-Sinclair, in a 2–1 win over Cowdenbeath. A month later Forbes scored his first goal for the club, in a 7–0 victory over Airdrie United. His second goal came on 10 November 2012, in a 5–1 win over Dunfermline Athletic; a match in which he also provided an assist for Conrad Balatoni. After seven appearances and two goals Forbes signed a new contract until the end of the season in November 2012. At the end of the season, following the club's promotion to the SPL for the first time in nine years, Forbes signed a one-year deal. Upon signing the new contract he said that Thistle had helped him get his career on track and brought back his love for playing football. In the 2013–14 season, Forbes made his first Scottish Premiership appearance since leaving Motherwell in a 0–0 draw against Dundee United on the opening day. Forbes scored his First Premiership goal for Partick Thistle against St Mirren, coming off the bench in a 2–1 comeback victory. Despite this, however, his playing time was limited.

Forbes switched to Second Division Dunfermline Athletic in the January 2014 transfer window and made an immediate impact by scoring on his debut in a 3–1 win over East Fife. In a January 2015 swap deal with Andrew Barrowman, Forbes made the move to Greenock to sign for league rivals Greenock Morton. This turned out to be an excellent move for the player as he picked up a League Two winners medal 4 months later. Forbes was nominated by his peers for the Championship Player of the Year for 2016–17 and was also selected in the PFA Scotland Team of the Year.

In June 2018, Forbes returned to Dumbarton, nine years after his loan spell with the club. His first goal back at the club was an injury time equaliser against Arbroath in August 2018. During the season Forbes was appointed club captain after Andy Dowie retired and scored 13 goals in 43 games β€” the best goal return of his career. Forbes left Dumbarton for Forfar Athletic in May 2019. After making 27 appearances, scoring six times he left the club on deadline day 2020. Forbes returned for a third spell at Dumbarton in January 2020, signing an 18-month deal. Forbes signed for Scottish League Two side Stenhousemuir in May 2021. Staying in League Two, he signed a one year deal with Clyde in June, 2023.


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