Ross County manager Malky Mackay says Alexander Robertson has a quartet of national team choices after landing the Manchester City youngster on loan.

The teenager has signed a season-long loan with the cinch Premiership club following time training with the Manchester City first-team. He’s a midfielder the English Premier League champions rate highly and Mackay tried to convince him to commit his international future to Scotland while working for the SFA, currently capped by England’s U18s.

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MacKay has landed his long-term target. (Photo by Manchester City FC via Getty Images)

Through family connections, Robertson can turn out for Australia, England, Peru and Scotland, but for now, Mackay wants him to show his potential at Ross County: “Alexander has come in as a young midfielder who I tracked for three or four years as performance director of the Scotland national team.

“His dad is Australian and Alexander can also play for England, Peru and Scotland. We had a meeting with his mum and dad when he was 15 about switching allegiances to Scotland. At this point he hasn’t but I have finally managed to get my guy, albeit in a different guise. I am delighted.”

Mackay adds that County and City have built good connections with each other as a result of the deal: “I had a real good conversation with Manchester City and their loans and recruitment department. We’ve got a good relationship now.

“He started at Manchester United then moved to Manchester City. The big question is always can potential turn into talent and play against men. It certainly helps training with the Manchester City first-team. The youngster has a good mentality and desire to become a footballer.”

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