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Ross County sign Southampton left back Vokins on season-long loan

By Andrew Henderson

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Ross County have confirmed the signing of Southampton left back Jake Vokins on a season-long loan.

The 21-year-old has been capped at under-17 – including a runners-up spot at the 2017 European Under-17 Championships – under-18 and under-19 level for England, and has made five appearances for the Saints' first team.

He memorably scored from 25 yards on his senior debut, against Huddersfield in the FA Cup.

Jake Vokins is the third signing of the summer at the Global Energy Stadium.
Jake Vokins is the third signing of the summer at the Global Energy Stadium.

This is his second loan spell away from the club, having spent the second half of last season at English League One outfit Sunderland, where he played alongside former Staggies striker Ross Stewart.

Vokins' new manager in Dingwall Malky Mackay told the Ross County website: “Jake is a very talented young player that has been exposed to football at the very top level.

"When you look at some of the games he has played in it shows the faith, belief and trust from the football management at Southampton in his ability and potential and it is exciting to add Jake for the upcoming season.

“We identified Jake very early on as a player we would like to try and bring into our group, as a player with experience in the Premier League, Cup competitions and at International level.

"It is a brilliant opportunity for Jake to showcase himself in the Scottish Premiership and we are really looking forward to working with him here in Dingwall.”

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