Ross County have brought in Birmingham City midfielder Charlie Lakin on a season-long loan deal.
Englishman Lakin has come through the youth ranks with the Blues, with the 21-year-old having 14 first team appearances to his name so far.
Lakin spent last season on loan with English League Two side Stevenage, during which he made 25 appearances and netted two goals.
Lakin will now spent the remainder of the season with the Staggies, becoming manager Stuart Kettlewell’s ninth summer addition.
Kettlewell said: “Charlie is somebody that has some really good qualities in the middle of the park.
“He is young but has had some good experiences so far and has had some good moments both offensively and defensively which made us eager to try and get him to the Highlands.
“Coming from Birmingham City, Charlie has had a good development pathway and his next step is his loan spell here where he will want to get games and good performances under his belt.
“We have a really competitive group and Charlie will know how hard he will have to work here to push himself on.”