Nathan Baxter could join former Ross County teammate Ross Stewart at Sunderland as the League One side ponder a move for the goalkeeper (FI).

Baxter spent last season on loan at Accrington Stanley from Chelsea. He spent time with Ross County in the 2019/20 season and made a real impression before heading south of the border again, Sunderland now said to be keen on his services.

Baxter is wanted by Sunderland.

Baxter is wanted by Sunderland. (Photo by Darren Walsh/Chelsea FC via Getty Images)

Sunderland are in the market for a goalkeeper and could look to sign Baxter permanently, despite him being under contract at Chelsea until 2023. Striker Stewart made a move to Sunderland in January from Ross County and Baxter could be the next former Staggie to move to the Stadium of Light.

Meanwhile, Richard Brittain has left his role as assistant manager at Ross County. Malky Mackay is the new manager in Dingwall after John Hughes left the hotseat, Brittain also departing the Highlands after a 13-year association as a player and coach, changes coming thick and fast in the Highlands as key players like Michael Gardyne and Iain Vigurs also leave.

 

Chairman Roy MacGregor said: “Richie has been a tremendous servant to Ross County Football Club over his time here. As a player, captain and coach, Richie has always upheld such high standards and true commitment.

“He’ll always be known as the Captain that took us to the 2010 Scottish Cup Final and to the Scottish Premiership for the first time in our history. Furthermore, Richie has always been somebody that this club could rely on and that would produce for us on and off the field and for that I am extremely grateful.”

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