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Frank Ross Squad Index
Information:
Position:
Midfielder
Date of Birth:
18th February 1998
Birthplace:
Aberdeen
Nationality:
Scottish
Signed:
23/06/2014
Career History:
Aberdeen Youth Academy from 28th January 2009; Contracted 23rd June 2014
Morton (on loan Jan-May 2018)
Ayr United (on loan) 8th July 2019 - 31st December 2019 but returned early on 1oth November due to injury.
Frank was released at the end of his contract on 9th June 2020
 
Profile:
A graduate of the club's youth development system, and internationalist at Under 17 and Under 19 levels, Frank had an early senior debut in March 2015 but had to wait until season 2017-18 to experience his first start for the senior side.
After a spell on loan at Ayr United, Frank returned to Pittodrie because of injury and unfortunately this kept him out of football for many months, only just beginning to make a comeback with the Reserves when the Covid19 epidemic brought about the ending of the 2019-20 season.

afc.co.uk - 18th Jan 2018

"Frank Ross has this morning agreed to sign a one-year contract extension with Aberdeen FC.

The 19-year-old at the same time has also joined Greenock Morton on a development loan and will play for the Championship side during the rest of the 2017/18 season to help him gain more first team experience.

The AFC Youth Academy graduate this season has made four appearances for the first team, three of which have been from the bench and the midfielder also started his first game for the club in the 1-0 win over Dundee at the start of December at Dens Park. Frank made his first team debut at the same ground back in May 2015.

The Ellon born youngster, who has represented Scotland at U19 level, scored his first senior goal against Rangers with a brilliant free-kick and has now in total made 12 appearances for Aberdeen.

For the U20s this year he has appeared 13 times and scored six goals, helping the Dons youngsters to second place in the Development League table at the half way point of their season and Paul Sheerin's side are also through to the Quarter Finals of the SFA Youth Cup.

Manager Derek McInnes commented, "We're delighted at the level of club that Frank is joining, the Championship is extremely competitive, and he'll be working with Jim Duffy who has taken players from here in the past. While we'd have liked him to contribute this season, we've got to look at the bigger picture and Frank will benefit from regular football that will see him better prepared for the demands of playing for Aberdeen. We're also delighted that Frank has signed a contract extension and we're really looking forward to seeing how he gets on at Morton."

Everyone at Pittodrie wishes Frank well during his stay at Cappielow."

Having returned to Pittodrie, Frank was shaping to contribute to the first team in season 2018-19 but suffered an injury which kept him out of the picture for several months. However, the Club recognised that he still had plenty to offer and further extended his contract, in May 2019, by another year with the option of extending even more. On th e8th of July the same year, it was agreed that Frank would go out on loan to Ary United for the first half of the season to gain more playing time at first team level.

Appearances: show debut only
Date Result Competition Venue Att. Age at Debut Type
27/03/2015
Aberdeen 1-2 Twente Enschede
Testimonial 6,193 17 Sub
16/05/2015
Dundee 1-1 Aberdeen
Scottish Premiership 6,434 17 Sub
24/05/2015
Aberdeen 0-1 St. Johnstone
Scottish Premiership 16,389 17 Sub
12/07/2015
Raith Rovers 0-2 Aberdeen
Friendly 1,359 17 Sub
26/07/2015
Aberdeen 1-0 Brighton
Testimonial 3,513 17 Sub
08/09/2015
Aberdeen 2-1 Viking Stavanger
Friendly 4,396 17 Start
05/12/2015
Dundee 0-2 Aberdeen
Scottish Premiership 6,327 17 Sub
03/04/2016
Aberdeen 3-0 Hamilton
Scottish Premiership 12,509 18 Sub
26/06/2016
Brechin City 0-3 Aberdeen
Friendly 1,283 18 Sub
10/07/2016
East Fife 2-4 Aberdeen
Friendly 574 18 Start
15/01/2017
Bunyodkor 1-2 Aberdeen
Friendly 18 Sub
21/01/2017
Aberdeen 4-0 Stranraer
Scottish Cup R4 8,960 18 Sub
18/03/2017
Aberdeen 2-0 Heart of Midlothian
Scottish Premiership 12,178 19 Sub
31/03/2017
Dundee 0-7 Aberdeen
Scottish Premiership 7,314 19 Sub
21/05/2017
Partick Thistle 0-6 Aberdeen
Scottish Premiership 3,924 19 Sub
06/07/2017
Arbroath 1-3 Aberdeen
Friendly 2,081 19 Sub
23/07/2017
Brechin City 1-4 Aberdeen
Friendly 1,198 19 Start
30/09/2017
Aberdeen 3-0 St. Johnstone
Scottish Premiership 14,879 19 Sub
03/12/2017
Aberdeen 1-2 Rangers
Scottish Premiership 18,983 19 Sub
08/12/2017
Dundee 0-1 Aberdeen
Scottish Premiership 6,541 19 Start
23/12/2017
Celtic 3-0 Aberdeen
Scottish Premiership 58,975 19 Sub
14/01/2018
Lokomotiv Tashkent 2-0 Aberdeen
Friendly 19 Sub
30/06/2018
Cobh Ramblers 0-1 Aberdeen
Friendly 250 20 Start
04/07/2018
Aberdeen 1-0 Falkirk
Friendly 922 20 Sub
08/07/2018
St. Johnstone 2-2 Aberdeen
Friendly 1,554 20 Sub
18/08/2018
Aberdeen 4-0 St. Mirren
League Cup R2 9,011 20 Start
25/08/2018
Hibernian 1-1 Aberdeen
Scottish Premiership 18,535 20 Start

Appearances
Season League League Cup Scottish Cup Europe Total Other
  App Sub Goals App Sub Goals App Sub Goals App Sub Goals App Sub Goals App Sub Goals
2018-19
1
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
0
0
1
2
0
2017-18
1
3
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
3
1
1
2
0
2016-17
0
3
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
4
0
1
2
0
2015-16
0
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
0
1
2
0
2014-15
0
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
0
0
1
0
Totals:
2
10
1
1
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
3
11
1
4
9
0
Total Appearances/Goals: 14 1