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Ross County cut short Alexander Robertson's loan deal as young midfielder returns to Manchester City


By Andrew Henderson

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Ross County have confirmed that loanee Alexander Robertson has left the club.

The 18-year-old signed for the Staggies on loan from Manchester City in the summer, but struggled to make an impact in Dingwall.

Alexander Robertson has left Ross County after his loan deal was cut short. Picture: Ken Macpherson
Alexander Robertson has left Ross County after his loan deal was cut short. Picture: Ken Macpherson

He appeared in five matches, but only spent 143 minutes on the pitch – and only 31 of those came after the end of September.

Robertson arrived at County as a highly-touted prospect, but faced plenty of competition in the middle of the park from the likes of Blair Spittal, Ross Callachan, Harry Paton, Jordan Tillson and David Cancola.

Robertson's is the second loan to be brought to an early end in the January transfer window, following Harry Clarke's recall by Arsenal before the impressive defender was sent back out on loan to Hibernian.

“I would like to thank Manchester City for allowing Alexander to spend part of the season with us in Dingwall, and to have him as part of our Premiership squad," manager Malky Mackay said.

“We wish Alexander every success in his development going forward.”


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