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Signing on loan at Ross County ‘no brainer’ for midfielder who arrived on loan from Forest Green Rovers

By Will Clark

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Teddy Jenks. Picture: Ken Macpherson
Teddy Jenks. Picture: Ken Macpherson

TEDDY Jenks says having the opportunity to play with Ross County and in the Scottish Premiership was a no brainer.

The 21-year-old midfielder has arrived in Dingwall on a loan deal from English League Two outfit Forest Green Rovers on a loan deal until the end of the season.

Jenks previously played in Scotland on loan at Aberdeen when he was at English Premiership outfit Brighton and Hove Albion.

He says having the opportunity to play in the top flight of Scottish football again was an opportunity that he could not turn down.

Jenks said: “As soon as my agent came up to me with Ross County, I said let’s do it.

“I desperately wanted to come up here and when Ross County came in, it was no brainer.”

Jenks played for Aberdeen during the 2021/22 season where he made 18 appearances.

He said his time at Pittodrie was the most important stage of his football career so far and would like to replicate his time at Aberdeen whilst with the Staggies.

He said: “The most important part of my development was at Aberdeen.

“I had some great memories there and probably it was my favourite part of my career.

“If I can replicate what I did there and the feeling the team had that would be nice.”

Jenks also spent time on loan at Crawley Town before being released by Brighton and Hove Albion in 2023.

He moved to Forest Green Rovers, who are currently bottom of English League Two, last summer before going on loan to Ross County.

Jenks made his debut for the Staggies in the 1-0 defeat at Celtic last Saturday and kept his place in the starting line-up in the 2-2 draw against Livingston.

Jenks is one of seven loan players at the club who have all started in the last two matches.

He says they have shown enough they can get Ross County out of the bottom two.

“Everyone has gelled well together and the manager has given us a clear understanding of what we can do for him.

“We look like a team that have been playing together for a while so I am pleased.”

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