Done deal: Former Caley Jags star Billy Mckay joins Ross County on two-year contract

Former Caley Thistle forward Billy Mckay

Former Caley Jags striker Billy Mckay has joined Ross County on a two-year deal.

The 28-year-old, who spent last season on loan in Inverness, has an impressive goalscoring record in the Scottish Premiership.

Speaking about the signing – which remains subject to international clearance – manager, Jim McIntyre, said: “I’m delighted to bring Billy to Dingwall. He is a player that we know well and the type of player that we feel can do well for us.

“I was keen to add more goal threat to our squad and Billy gives us that.  He is great in and around the box and I am sure he will get goals for us.”

Mckay first moved north to join up with the Jags in 2011 and went on to score 54 goals in 121 appearances during his debut spell.

He moved to Wigan in 2015 but struggled to break into the first team squad, eventually joining Dundee United on loan – where he finished with 12 goals.

Last season he returned to the Highland capital and enjoyed mixed results, eventually finishing with four goals in 15 appearances as the club were relegated from the top division.

Capped nine times for the Northern Ireland national side, Mckay’s signing will be seen as a direct attempt to fill the gap left by talisman striker Liam Boyce following his move to Burton Albion this summer.

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