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Ross County bolster defence with signing of Southampton defender Kayne Ramsay on loan for remainder of 2021/22 campaign


By Andrew Henderson

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Ross County have signed a second defender of the transfer window, as Kayne Ramsay has joined the club on loan from Southampton.

The 21-year-old spent seven years in Chelsea's academy, before joining Southampton in 2017 and turning professional a year later.

He was handed his senior debut by Ralph Hasenhuttl against in a Premier League game against Manchester City – an appearance that made him the youngest starting player in the Premier League during the 2018-19 season at only 18 years and 81 days old.

Ross County have made Kayne Ramsay their second signing of the January transfer window, bringing the Southampton defender in on loan for the rest of the season.
Ross County have made Kayne Ramsay their second signing of the January transfer window, bringing the Southampton defender in on loan for the rest of the season.

Ramsay has since made further league and cup appearances for Southampton since, as well as becoming a mainstay of the Southampton Under-23s side in Premier League II where he was named captain.

The defender joined Shrewsbury Town in January 2020 on-loan to the remainder of that campaign before spending the first half of this season at Crewe Alexandra in League One, where he would make 19 appearances for The Railwaymen.

Staggies manager Malky Mackay said: “We are really excited to have Kayne joining Ross County, and really look forward to seeing what he can bring to the group.

“He has been a part of two of the top Academies in England, both Chelsea and Southampton, Kayne has also shown a willingness to develop with his loan moves, and will bring those experiences to the Highlands.

"We look forward to him taking on the challenge here in the Scottish Premiership with us.

“I would like to give my thanks to the staff at Southampton for all their assistance in helping us bring Kayne to Ross County.”


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