Ross County takes a heavy blow in early January as defender Harry Clarke is recalled by parent club Arsenal

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Ross County received a heavy blow in the January transfer window as Harry Clarke was recalled by Arsenal.

Signing on a summer loan, the 20-year-old had been one of the Staggies’ most notable players during the first half of the campaign, often appearing as the right-back as well as the central rear in recent weeks.

Harry Clarke played his last game for Ross County after being called up by parent club Arsenal. Photo: Ken Macpherson

Clarke drew attention to Dingwall with his propensity to move forward, which he has consistently done successfully with three goals to his name, and had said just a few weeks ago that he expected to stay at the club until the end of the season.

The county has had a busy summer in 2021, with 16 players leaving the club and 12 entering, including Clarke, but manager Malky Mackay has already hinted more business could be done this month.

On leaving Clarke, the Staggies boss said on the club’s website: “While we are disappointed to lose Harry, I would like to thank him for his contribution over the past six months and I think he has become a even more complete player at this time.

“I hope he thinks his time here at Dingwall has been enjoyable and we would like to wish him the best of luck in his career in the future.”


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