Partick Thistle manager Ian McCall has hailed Richard Foster’s winning mentality after snapping up the experienced defender on a one-year deal.
The former Rangers, Aberdeen and St Johnstone defender was a free agent after being released from his second spell at Ross County back in May.
The 34-year-old was deeply critical of the Staggies’ decision not to extend players’ contracts in the short-term and make further use of the UK government’s furlough scheme, branding it ‘morally shocking’.
The full-back has previously clashed with managers Tommy Wright, Jimmy Calderwood and Mark McGhee, and was famously sent-off for fighting with Saints team-mate Danny Swanson.
But McCall is convinced Foster’s will to succeed is just what Thistle need as they face up to next season in League One.
He said: “Richard is a terrific addition to the squad and I’m really pleased to get him.
“On the pitch, he’s played 550 games, most of them at Premier League level, and he’s a very, very fit boy.
“Importantly, he’s also strong on the mental side of the game. He is a winner who wants to help us win football matches and he brings a mentality that will only help us.”