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Ross County youngster Paton on shortlist for Canadian youth player of the year award


By Andrew Henderson

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Ross County midfielder Harry Paton has been named on the shortlist for the Canadian Youth International Player of the Year award.

The 22-year-old midfielder is one of two European-based players, along with Liverpool’s Liam Millar, who spent time out on loan at Kilmarnock in each of the last two seasons, with the other five names all plying their trade in the MLS.

Harry Paton has been involved in all but two matches for Ross County so far this season. Picture: Ken Macpherson
Harry Paton has been involved in all but two matches for Ross County so far this season. Picture: Ken Macpherson

It is tough competition though for the under-23 trophy, with the other names in the mix New England Revolution’s Tajon Buchanan, Nashville’s Alistair Johnston, Orlando City’s Kamal Miller, Minnesota United’s Dayne St. Clair and Vancouver Whitecaps’ stand-out Michael Baldisimo.

Paton has made 17 appearances for the Staggies this season, scoring just one goal but growing into his role in the middle of the park.

The winner will be voted on by Canada’s national team coaches, and will be revealed on Tuesday, December 1.


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