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Volcanic ash cancels Ross County trip to Spain

Ross County players
Ross County will face Dundee United in the final later this month

Scottish Cup finalists Ross County have abandoned their training camp trip to Spain after their flight was cancelled because of concerns about volcanic ash.

The Dingwall club were due to travel from Glasgow Airport to Marbella.

The squad of 20 players and coaching staff were already an hour into their journey south when they were told the flight would not go-ahead.

County planned to use the camp as preparation for the final against Dundee United on 15 May.

Director of football George Adams said the squad had been looking forward to the trip, but they had accepted the reasons for the cancellation.

'Wee break'

He said: "Lots of people have been disrupted with the volcanic ash and we're no different from anyone else.

"We will just get on with the work we were going to do and it will not disrupt us in any way.

"It was just something we had thought about to get a wee break."

The squad was due to return on Saturday night.

Ross County caused one of the biggest upsets in Scottish football history when they beat Celtic at Hampden last month 2-0 to reach the final.

The team was cheered on by 7,000 fans - 2,000 more people than the estimated population of the club's home town.



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