Ross County manager Malky Mackay says he wants to ‘link up’ with clubs like Arsenal on a regular basis after extensive use of the loan market.

The Scottish Premiership club have signed six players on loan from England this summer, the maximum amount for clubs in Scotland. Talents like Arsenal centre-back Harry Clarke and Manchester City’s Alexander Robertson have moved to Dingwall for experience, and Mackay believes the loans come with benefits and responsibility.


Mackay has signed players from clubs like Arsenal. (Photo by Ross MacDonald / SNS Group via Getty Images)

He explained (PJ): “I want to be able to link up with as many clubs as I can, especially down in England. It’s a massive market down there. I have worked in England for 20 years and have built many good contacts at clubs. What I said in my last job at the Scottish FA is partnerships happen when both parties are comfortable with each other.

“That means the parent club has got to see there is a reason for sending a player to a particular club. There’s a responsibility that comes with that. It is the style of play, the facilities, a good vibe, or a manager who understands the needs of the player and the club.

“The player has to feel a sense of worth. We will send a monthly report on all our loan players back to their parent clubs. It will just be about how they are doing. Nothing too detailed. It will be a summary of how the player has got on that month and the aspects we need to work on with him.”

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