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Alex Samuel is a Staggie


Alex Samuel has today become Malky Mackay’s latest summer signing at Ross County FC. The 25-year-old Welsh forward joins on a two-year deal from English League One side Wycombe Wanderers.

Samuel came to prominence at Aberystwyth Town, playing 10 games in the Welsh Premier League as a 16-year-old. This brought him to the attention of a number of English Premier League teams, including Swansea City who swooped to sign him. He made his Wales U-18 level debut soon after, scoring the winner v Republic of Ireland.

Alex went on loan to Morton in 2015, playing 30 games in the Scottish Championship before returning to the Liberty Stadium. He then joined Newport County in 2017, and was named their Player of the Season that season.

After 5 years with Swansea City, Alex signed for Stevenage, and during his time at Broadhall Way, he scored 4 goals in 12 starts, before being snapped up by League One side Wycombe Wanderers at the end of the 2017-18 campaign. He played regularly during the 2018-19 League One season for Wycombe and was subsequently named the clubs Young Player of the Season. The following season Samuel would play a pivotal role in Wycombe’s promotion to the Championship, starting in their play-off final victory over Oxford United at Wembley. He would go on to make a further 23 appearances for the Adams Park side in the English Championship.

Manager Malky Mackay has said “I’m delighted to have secured the signing of Alex Samuel. At 25 years, he is a great age experience wise, has been part of a successful promotion winning team, and played at a really good level in the English game.”

“Alex has already had a taste of Scottish football earlier in his career, and this is a new challenge for him. He is eager to succeed and will add to the competition for places at the top end of our team.”

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