Coventry City have secured the signing of Ross County’s talented academy product Josh Reid for an undisclosed fee.

The teenage left-back has been a standout for the Staggies this term as they fight for their Premiership status. Reid has been a key player this season after emerging from the academy but is now heading south.

Reid is off to Coventry City.

Reid is off to Coventry City. (Photo by Alan Harvey/SNS Group via Getty Images)

Talks had been ongoing over whether Reid could return to Dingwall on loan this term but Coventry City will take the left-back down south this month as he signs a long-term deal with the English Championship side, penning a three-and-a-half-year contract.

Sky Blues boss Mark Robbins said: “We are very pleased to announce the signing of Josh, having competed with a number of clubs in England and Scotland for his signature.

“Josh is a young footballer with a lot of potential, as has been shown by his regular and impressive appearances in the Scottish Premiership this season. He can get forward well and is a strong defender too, so is built very much in the modern style of full-back. We’re delighted to complete the signing and we look forward to working with him and continuing his development.”

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The young full-back is heading south after a promising string of performances with Ross County so far this season. (Photo by Ken Macpherson/MB Media/Getty Images)

It’s a blow for Ross County but Reid goes with well-wishes too, the 18-year-old now a shining light for progression from the youth academy to bigger things at Ross County.

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