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Defender Declan Drysdale becomes Ross County's first signing of January transfer window after signing on loan from Coventry City


By Andrew Henderson

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Ross County have made their first signing of the January transfer window, bringing centre back Declan Drysdale in on loan from Coventry City for the rest of the season.

The 22-year-old came through the youth system at Tranmere Rovers, breaking into the first team at 17 in the National League and helping them earn promotion to League Two.

Three years ago, he moved to Coventry, signing a two-and-a-half year deal, but has largely spent his time at the club out on loan.

Declan Drysdale has become Ross County's first signing of the January transfer window, singing on loan from Coventry City for the rest of the season.
Declan Drysdale has become Ross County's first signing of the January transfer window, singing on loan from Coventry City for the rest of the season.

He had a brief spell at Solihull Moors in 2019/20, before spending last season at Gillingham, where he made 15 appearances, and then Cambridge United where he played 13 games en route to winning promotion to England's League One.

Drysdale joins Coventry teammate Jack Burroughs at County on a temporary deal.

“We are delighted to have Declan joining us," Staggies boss Malky Mackay said.

"He is somebody we have tracked and scouted, and we have been keen to try and bring him to our football club for a period of time.”

“Declan has some fantastic attributes, as well as being a modern defender, and we were really eager to get him here. He has been part of two promotion campaigns, and brings a wealth of experience to Ross County, despite only being 22.”

“Obviously, his willingness and commitment to go out and play games, to test himself against the best players in our league, means that we feel we have a player that is ready to really push himself in the Scottish Premiership.”

“I would like to thank the team at Coventry City who have worked alongside us in getting this deal done.”


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