Charlie Lakin says he had developed ‘a lot outside of football’ as he returns to Birmingham City from his loan spell at Ross County.

The midfielder won the Highland club’s Young Player of the Season, Players Young Player of the Season and Goal of the Season for his form on loan from Birmingham City. He’s signed a new deal at St Andrews as Lakin’s parent club rewards him for good form in the Scottish Premiership, Ross County escaping relegation on the final day.

Lakin's been solid for Ross County on loan from Birmingham City.

Lakin’s been solid for Ross County on loan from Birmingham City and he has scooped awards a new deal because of it. (Photo by Ross Parker/SNS Group via Getty Images)

Lakin said of his loan spell in Dingwall (RCTV): “It’s been a very successful loan spell for myself but I couldn’t have done it without the help of the players, staff and everyone behind the scenes. I have loved it here. It was difficult as I had a really good pre-season at Birmingham City. I was told I did really well.

“I was in the squad for the first game but we came to the decision mutually that it was best that I went out on loan. Within the space of 48 hours I was signed here and on the way up here. It was worth it, I had never been to Scotland in my life!

“It has been hard, I haven’t seen my family and there’s been no fans. But I have loved it and everyone has made it feel like home. You learn a lot outside of football. On the pitch I have learned a lot from experienced people here.”

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