Jamie Lindsay commits future to Ross County

Ross County's Jamie Lindsay
Ross County's Jamie Lindsay

Ross County co-manager Steven Ferguson says midfielder Jamie Lindsay has convinced the Staggies’ management team he has no plans to leave the Dingwall club.

Lindsay was earlier this month the subject of a bid by English League One club Rotherham United, which was promptly rejected by County.

The former Celtic player, who has a year remaining on his contract at Victoria Park, helped the Staggies clinch the Championship title last season after opting to make an initial loan move from Parkhead permanent 12 months ago.

Following discussions with the Staggies co-managers, Ferguson insists Lindsay has left him and Stuart Kettlewell in no doubt he is keen for another shot at playing in the Premiership with the Highlanders.

Ferguson said: “There has been nothing since the last one. Jamie Lindsay is very clear – he wants to be here and we want him to be here.

“We had a great chat with him and he loves it here. He wants to be here and prove himself in the Premiership.

“Whether he moves on after that, that’s fine, but he’s got a plan in his own head and I love to hear that from players.”

The Staggies have made only two outfield additions to their Championship title winning squad, bringing in midfielders Joe Chalmers and Blair Spittal along with goalkeepers Ross Laidlaw and Nathan Baxter.

Although the co-managers are content with their squad as it stands ahead of the Premiership kick off at home to Hamilton Accies on August 3, Ferguson is not ruling out further movement in or out of Victoria Park.

Ferguson said: “I have no doubt there could be some movement. People want to play. We will get a feel for where guys are, and we may not be able to give them what they want, while they might not be able to give us what we want.

“It’s through the process of pre-season, and people coming back and getting their mind back on where they want to go.

“It’s difficult to make those decisions because everyone comes back for pre-season with the blue sky in their head.

“They think this is going to be the season they are going to be brilliant, and I hope everybody does come back with that mindset.

“Unfortunately we can only play 11.

“We have a plan in how we want to go about that, but if people are surplus to that we need to open up that conversation and see what we can do.”