Stuart Kettlewell has explained the signing of Jermaine Hylton after completing a transfer that sees the winger swap Motherwell for Ross County.

The Englishman joined the Steelmen last summer following a successful stint at Solihull Moors in the National League. He made 41 appearances for Stephen Robinson’s Well side, scoring four times.

Full of pace and trickery, the winger has had his minutes limited at Fir Park this term. He’s only made cameo appearances from the bench as Robinson implements a 3-5-2 formation.

Hylton’s moving to Dingwall for more minutes and completes his transfer ahead of Ross County’s next match against Rangers. It’s a tough test but Kettlewell takes his team to Ibrox with nothing to lose.

Heading out the exit door at the Global Energy Stadium is Josh Mullin, who leaves County after becoming one of their best players over the past two seasons in both Championship and Premiership campaigns.

Mullin is gone. (photo by Alan Rennie/Action Plus via Getty Images)

With the transfer window shutting next week, Kettlewell has moved before the deadline to ensure he gets his man. The Staggies manager says that the winger has ‘pedigree’ that excites him.

“Jermaine is a great addition to our group,” said Kettlewell. “He is a player I have liked for a while and we are delighted to be able to take him to Dingwall. There is no doubting his pedigree, given the part he played in Motherwell having such a successful campaign last season and taking them to Europe.

“He has pace, quality and technical ability which is exactly the kind of qualities we want to bring to our group. I look forward to seeing him progress and develop here and I am sure his addition will be warmly welcomed by our fans.”

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