Former Ross County midfielder Charlie Lakin has left English Championship club Birmingham City on a permanent basis to join Burton Albion.

Lakin spent last season on-loan at Ross County and scooped the club’s Young Player of the Year award as the Dingwall side secured Scottish Premiership safety. He returned to Birmingham City this summer, where he hoped to make a senior impact.

Lakin is on the move again despite a good loan at County. (Photo by Ross Parker/SNS Group via Getty Images)

But he has not departed his boyhood club for regular football, joining League One Burton on a three-year deal. He said: “After 15 years my time at Birmingham City has come to an end. I will be forever grateful for the opportunities Blues have given me and I would like to thank all the players, staff and supporters who have supported me along the way.”

The midfielder told NTOF of his time at County earlier this year: “It was difficult. Moving so far from home – 9 hours away – it’s a long time away. I have lived with my mum and dad all my life, played with Birmingham City all my life

“Moving that far away, moving away from family, not seeing them for so long, it was difficult. But I adapted quite quickly and after a couple of months, I started to really enjoy it.”

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