Ross Forbes - SPL Young Player of the month for August

Last updated : 14 September 2009 By Firparkcorner

This pat on the back comes just a week after Ross signed an extension to his contract that will run until May 2012. He celebrated his twentieth birthday on 3 March and seems to be growing in confidence week by week.

Ross leads the celebrations

His goal against St Johnstone (one of five so far this season) is well worth replaying (see it here) and is likely to be featured among the end of season highlights. Jim Gannon was quick to spot his potential and he was given his head in the Europa Cup. The manager's faith was repaid handsomely and Ross is now a fixture in the Motherwell midfield.

His loan spell at Dumbarton from January till May has produced the desired result and we are now reaping the reward for the time served at the Rock. It seems only a matter of time until Billy Stark pulls him into the national U21 squad.