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Move to Ross County is perfect opportunity for new signing


By Will Clark

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NEW Ross County signing Jermaine Hylton says moving to Dingwall is the perfect opportunity in his football career.

Picture - Ken Macpherson, Inverness.
Rangers(2) v Ross County(0). 04.10.20.
Ross County's Jermaine Hylton puts pressure on Rangers 'keeper Jon McLaughlin.
Picture - Ken Macpherson, Inverness. Rangers(2) v Ross County(0). 04.10.20. Ross County's Jermaine Hylton puts pressure on Rangers 'keeper Jon McLaughlin.

The 28-year-old striker made his debut for the Staggies as he came on as a substitute in the 2­-0 Premiership defeat against Rangers on Sunday.

Hylton, who signed a one-year-deal from Motherwell on Friday, said it had been a fast-moving few days before agreeing a deal.

But he sees his move north as the perfect chance to play regular first-team football again.

“A lot has happened in a short space of time but it is all sorted now,” he said.

“It was only a few days before it all got sorted.

“It was a bit of whirlwind, but I’m buzzing that its all sorted.

“I want to play football, score goals, assist and help the team as much as possible and finish high up the table as I can.

“The change was quick so it was more an as and when thing. Circumstances change so I needed to act and the perfect opportunity came along.

“That’s the thing with football; you know things can change very quickly and at the click of a finger. It is part and parcel of it and you get used to it.”

Hylton says he knows he will face competition from the likes of Billy McKay, Oli Shaw and Ross Stewart for a place in the starting line-up.

But he is up for the challenge as he looks to help Ross County move up the Premiership.

“Everyone will be looking to stake their claim. I’ve not met a footballer yet who doesn’t want to stake their claim,” he said.

“We will all be fighting for positions and give the manager a good headache.”

Speaking about improving Ross County’s position in the table, he said: “If you have a good group and a good manager that are working towards the same thing and willing to work hard, anything can happen.”

Hylton came through the youth ranks at Birmingham City before spells with non-league clubs saw him return to the EFL with Swindon Town. He then played with Solihull Moors and joined Motherwell in May 2019. During his time in North Lanarkshire, Hylton made 41 appearances, scoring four goals.

He says he is looking forward to featuring for County and has been made to feel welcome during his short time in Dingwall

“Everyone has been great andreally welcoming. “Nobody has been shy to come and speak to me and make sure I’m ok,” he said.

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