Five academy products sign deals at Ross County
Ross County have announced that five academy products have signed new contracts with the club.
Joel Macbeath, Tom Kelly, Mark Gallagher and Jack Murray have all put pen to paper on their first professional deals after completing modern apprenticeships, while James Wallace has extended his stay.
All five of the youngsters have appeared on the substitutes bench over the course of the season, with Wallace and Kelly making appearances in league action.
"They have all worked extremely hard over the last year and beyond and this is a reward for all their hard work and dedication," said reserve team manager, Richie Brittain.
"This is testament to all of them and shows the faith that the club has in them.
"All of them of have been associated with the club for a number of years now and it is great to see five academy graduates continuing their footballing journey at our football club in what will be an exciting time on our return to the Scottish Premiership."
First team co-manager, Stuart Kettlewell encouraged the quintet to aim for a first team spot, saying: "It's been a good season for the Reserves and Richie has done a great job with them.
"Not to focus on individuals, we have seen great progression from a number of the lads this season and that is reflected by the fact that we have given out seven first team debuts.
"So the link and opportunities are 100 per cent there and Steven and myself have shown we are not scared to give opportunities to young players if we think they've earned it.
"Ross Munro and Tom Grivosti are great examples this season with Ross featuring in the Irn-Bru Cup from start to finish and Tom breaking into the first team and playing a key part."