Nairn County sign teenager from Inverness Caledonian Thistle to play for home town club
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Nairn County have boosted their squad for the new Highland League season by signing teenage defender Grant Hogg from Inverness Caledonian Thistle.
The 18-year-old has joined his home town club on a three-year deal after spending seven seasons with the Championship outfit.
Manager Ronnie Sharp says he was delighted to capture his signature.
“We are delighted to get Grant on board,” said Sharp.
“He is still a young player making his way in the game.
“But he has had a good grounding having come through at Inverness Caledonian Thistle for a number of years.
“He is predominantly a defensive player and can cover a number of positions for us across the back line or in a defensive midfield role if we require.
“He was really keen to join us and get the deal done and we see him being a quality addition to the squad.
“It may take him a wee while to settle in but we have no doubts he has what it takes to be a success in the Highland League.
“As much as he is a young player and one who will improve over the coming seasons, we are bringing him in for the here and now and we are looking for him to push his way into the starting team.”
Director of football Graeme Macleod added: “Grant fits the profile of the player the management team is looking for and was eager to join us and get started with his Nairn County career.
“We have seen him play against us in friendly matches and received several good reports when we have had him watched.
“He is from just around the corner in Queenspark and we are always delighted to give local players the platform to progress and do well provided they are good enough and have the correct attitude and mentality.
“We look forward to seeing what Grant can do at his home town club.”
Hogg is Nairn’s second signing of the season following the return of attacker Conor Gethins to Station Park.
The Irishman, who is Nairn’s second top goalscorer in the club’s history, arrived back from Formartine United.