Stuart Kettlewell has explained the reasoning behind bringing Charlie Lakin to Ross County on loan from Birmingham City.

The midfielder has joined the Staggies on a season-long loan deal from Birmingham. The Championship club rate him highly and he has already featured in a Carabao Cup contest this season.

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Lakin signs  (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

It was the only bit of business on the final day of the transfer window for Ross County, Kettlewell moving for most of his business early doors as Ross County enjoy a decent start to the league season.

Lakin spent some time away from Birmingham City last summer, joining Stevenage for a season in League Two, making 22 appearances. He now heads to Dingwall as he aims to build more senior experience.

Kettlewell has explained why he was soo keen to bring him to the Global Energy Stadium, citing that his abilities in both attack and defence were something that caught his eye.

“Charlie is somebody that has some really good qualities in the middle of the park,” said Kettlewell. “He is young but has had some good experiences so far and has had some good moments both offensively and defensively which made us eager to try and get him to the Highlands.

“Coming from Birmingham City, Charlie has had a good development pathway and his next step is his loan spell here where he will want to get games and good performances under his belt. We have a really competitive group and Charlie will know how hard he will have to work here to push himself on.”

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