There is nothing more exciting in the summer than seeing your club securing the signature of new players. Even if you have never heard of them, the YouTube highlights make them look like a class bit of business. Here is just a small handful of players who could be swapping jerseys this summer with contracts expiring. Could Ross County be the potential suitors for any of these players?
Position – Goalkeeper
Age – 22
Club – Greenock Morton
McAdams has been Morton’s star player throughout this campaign, and he was served his just reward after scooping all three player of the year awards, voted for by fans and players. The Rangers Academy product left the Glasgow giants to join Morton at the opening of the 20/21 season, and he has gone on to play 100% of minutes between the sticks for Morton in the Championship. The 22 year old has conceded 33 goals in 27 appearances, whilst keeping an impressive seven clean sheets to date. With his contract expiring in the summer, he could be a shrewd piece of business. The Scottish youth international is on hot form, and aged just 22, he could also provide a good sell on amount. With Ross Laidlaw out of contact and Joe Hilton only at the club until the end of the season, McAdams could definitely be a challenger for the number one jersey in Dingwall.
Position – Striker
Age – 24
Club – Inverness CT
Despite being aged just 24, Nikolay Todorov has been around the block in Scottish football. After spending time at Livingston, Falkirk, Queen of the South and Heart of Midlothian, he seems to have finally found his form in the Highlands with Inverness. The Bulgarian has scored nine goals in 26 appearances this campaign, and he also managed to notch one assist. Being deployed as a single centre forward under Neil Mccann, his target man attributes have bolstered ICT’s attacking performances. Todorov’s hold up play is one his strongest attributes, with his physique allowing him to dominate defenders. Despite not having the most prolific of goal tallies, Todorov has already proved he can do it against Premiership sides, grabbing goals against both Ross County and St Mirren in the Scottish Cup. The Inverness forward would be a smart addition for The Staggies, and with him yet to sign a new deal in Inverness he could be available for free. Not to mention our track record for signing Inverness players…
Position – Centre Back
Age – 27
It’s been a nightmare campaign for Devlin at Aberdeen. He has made just one appearance for the Dons this season after being hit with a series of injuries leaving him sidelined. With his deal expiring in the summer, he could be nearing the exit at Pittodrie with new gaffer Stephen Glass already claiming that a rebuild is needed. The former Accies man could be a monumental signing, if he manages to stay injury free. He could be the key man to solve the ever present defensive leakages. Devlin brings international experience as well as 162 Scottish top flight appearances under his belt for both Hamilton Accies and Aberdeen. It would be an ambitious move, and his most likely sizeable wage could be a hindrance at the likely hood of this transfer.
Position – Central Midfield
Age – 23
Club – Raith Rovers
Regan Hendry has spent his season making waves in the Scottish Championship. The former Celtic academy player has thrived under John McGlynn, playing 25 games this season in the league. He has scored on three occasions whilst grabbing six assists. He has been the key cog in the Rovers midfield in a campaign which has seen them finish in a seriously impressive third place, despite being the newly promoted team. With his contract expiring at the end of may, Hendry undoubtedly has the ability to perform for a Premiership side. Arguably one of the most exciting out of contract players this summer, he has the potential to go to the top, and could be a magical capture. It could be difficult to tempt the midfielder north, especially if the Rovers find success in the playoffs.
Despite the Staggies Premiership status hanging in the balance, the aforementioned players could go a long way in bolstering the Staggies squad. The expiring contracts list at County is spiralling out of control, meaning there is potentially a large turnover incoming.
Could any of these players realistically join Ross County?