Ross County manager Malky Mackay believes Manchester City talent Alexander Robertson brings ‘youthful vibrance’ to the cinch Premiership club.

The teenage midfielder has signed a season-long loan deal with County after showing promise in the Manchester City academy. Mackay has tracked his progress for some time and says Robertson has the chance to develop in Dingwall.

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The youngster has moved to Ross County. (Photo by Manchester City FC/Manchester City FC via Getty Images)

He said: “We are delighted to have signed Alexander, someone I have been tracking personally for nearly four years. He has scored goals for every team he has played with, and the variety of goals he scores, off both feet as well as set plays, has really caught the eye.

“Alexander also brings an energy, hard work and tenacity to our midfield group, as well as a youthful vibrance and an elite mentality. There were a number of clubs interested in Alexander as he is a really promising young talent and I am happy that we will be able to play our part in this stage of his development.”

Meanwhile, Ross County have confirmed the club has gone into a temporary shutdown due to a Covid-19 outbreak. A statement reads: “A number of Ross County Players and Coaching staff have tested positive for COVID-19. As a precaution the club has temporarily suspended football operations to prevent any further spread of the virus.”

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