Arsenal loanee Harry Clarke says his first Ross County goal was ‘bittersweet’ after the Scottish Premiership club lost 4-2 to Rangers on Sunday.

The away side in Dingwall went 2-0 up before the centre-back popped up with his first goal since arriving on-loan from Arsenal for the season. County manager Malky Mackay labeled Clarke’s performance as ‘immense’ despite the four goals conceded.

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Clarke impressed. (Photo by Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

But for the Arsenal talent himself, it was a difficult day to take many positives from: “It was a nice moment to get my debut. My mum, dad and brother were here and it was nice to score in front of them. It was bittersweet. It was nice to score the goal, but we didn’t get the win or take a point, so that was tough.

“In the second half, we had these channel balls down the side and had multiple chances and to get those chances against this standard of opposition doesn’t come along often. You have to take them or get punished.

“At 2-1, we had them sweating a bit. If it wasn’t for the crowd behind the goal and their support, I don’t think it would have ended like that. It’s disappointing. I don’t think we did the basics well.”

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