Ross County manager Malky Mackay says Harry Clarke is someone he’s ‘watched for some time’ after signing him on a season-long loan from English Premier League club Arsenal.

The 20-year-old centre-back has featured in pre-season games for Arsenal – ironically playing against Hibs, who Clarke could make his Scottish Premiership debut against this weekend – after a loan spell at Oldham Athletic. He is the first of several new faces Mackay is expected to bring to Dingwall before Sunday’s trip to Easter Road.

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Leaving Arsenal for Dingwall. (Photo by David Price/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

Mackay believes the Arsenal defender will prove to be a great signing for Ross County: “Harry is a player that I have tracked and watched for some time having seen a lot of youth football during my time with the Scottish FA.

“He is a player with talent and ability but more so he has a tremendous attitude and one that I think is a perfect fit for our club.

“I would also like to thank Arsenal for giving us this opportunity to further develop Harry, and the way in which the loan deal was conducted over the last few weeks.”

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