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Declan Drysdale joins County


Declan Drysdale has today become Ross County’s first signing of the January transfer window. Declan, a central defender, joins on-loan from Coventry City for the remainder of the 2021/22 campaign.

Originally a product of the Tranmere Rovers Academy, Declan broke into the Tranmere first team at only 17 years old in the National League. Whilst coming through the ranks at Prenton Park he also played his part during Tranmere’s successful promotion into League Two. Declan was then scouted by Coventry, signing a two-and-a-half-year deal with the Sky Blues in January 2019.

Over the past two seasons, Declan has enjoyed first team football - joining Solihull Moors on a short loan during the 2019-2020 season, before spending the first half of the 2020-21 campaign with Gillingham in League One. Drysdale would make 15 appearances for The Gills before switching to Cambridge United for the second half of the campaign.

The second half of last season would be one to remember for Drysdale as Cambridge successfully won promotion to League One with Declan making 13 appearances during his spell at the Abbey Stadium.

We would like to warmly welcome Declan to the Highlands and look forward to seeing him take to the field for The Staggies.

On signing Declan for the remainder of the campaign, Malky Mackay said “We are delighted to have Declan joining us. He is somebody we have tracked and scouted, and we have been keen to try and bring him to our football club for a period of time.”

“Declan has some fantastic attributes, as well as being a modern defender, and we were really eager to get him here. He has been part of two promotion campaigns, and brings a wealth of experience to Ross County, despite only being 22.”

“Obviously, his willingness and commitment to go out and play games, to test himself against the best players in our league, means that we feel we have a player that is ready to really push himself in the Scottish Premiership.”

“I would like to thank the team at Coventry City who have worked alongside us in getting this deal done.”

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