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Fox's persistence is rewarded

Scott Fox is delighted to have seen his career go full circle and earn a call-up to the senior Scotland squad.

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Scott Fox: Form at Partick Thistle has been rewarded with a Scotland call-up

Scott Fox: Form at Partick Thistle has been rewarded with a Scotland call-up

The Partick Thistle goalkeeper has been included in Gordon Strachan's ranks for an international friendly double-header with the USA and Norway.

Just being part of the set-up represents some achievement for Fox, who has endured his fair share of bad luck in recent times.

An exit from Glasgow giants Celtic saw him become embroiled in a lengthy legal wrangle, before then being released by Dundee on the back of their administration struggles.

The 26-year-old has refused to throw in the towel, though, and is finally getting the recognition he deserves after working his way back to the top.

Fox told the Daily Record: "I came close to dropping out altogether. You doubt yourself but I wanted to play football, I enjoy it and I thought I needed to get back into it.

"That's when your friends and family come into play. They saved me.

"The lowest point was not being able to play the game I love. That was when I left Celtic and there were wrangles.

"I played for Queen of the South on amateur forms. There was no money involved. It was all about playing. That's what I had to do. The whole legal process after I left Celtic took about six months.

"My family and friends looked after me and kept me strong. There were days when I felt down but it has all been worthwhile."

He added: "Just playing football again seemed a long way off after losing my job at Dundee. But I've been given a chance at Thistle and am enjoying my football with them.

"They've brought the best out of me and now I have this opportunity I intend to enjoy it."

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