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Last Updated: Friday, 18 May 2007, 16:27 GMT 17:27 UK
Al Fayed offer interests County
Mohammed Al Fayed
Mohammed Al Fayed owns an estate near Dingwall
Ross County chairman Roy MacGregor is to meet Mohammed Al Fayed to discuss the Harrods and Fulham FC owner's offer of help to the relegated Dingwall club.

The multi-millionaire owns Balnagown Castle in Easter Ross and wants to help County return to Division One.

Al Fayed said: "I will be discussing this matter with my new Fulham Football Club manager, Lawrie Sanchez.

"Between us all we will see how best we come up with ideas to help the club bounce back next year."

Al Fayed stated that he is "more than happy" to visit the Ross-shire club and talk to the chairman over the summer.
I have admired the club's commitment to youth through its football academy

Mohammed Al Fayed

"I was very sad to see Ross County relegated to the Second Division, particularly when they appeared to be challenging for promotion to the Scottish Premier League last year," he said.

"I have admired the club's commitment to youth through its football academy and involvement with local schools.

"I believe the football club is an important part of the heritage of the county and I will do my best to help."

MacGregor told BBC Sport that, while he is not building up his hopes of a major input from the ownere of the former seat of Ross clan chiefs, he would welcome a meeting.

County this week appointed former Dunfermline and Partick Thistle manager Dick Campbell to succeed Scott Leitch, who left following relegation.

Campbell was told he had one season to win promotion back to Division One or face the sack.

Campbell confirmed as County boss
17 May 07 |  Ross County


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