Ross County sign former Hearts defender Connor Randall

The right-back has joined the Staggies after a spell in Bulgarian football.

Ross County sign former Hearts defender Connor Randall SNS

Ross County have announced the signing of right-back Connor Randall for next season.

The defender joins the Premiership side 24 hours after midfielder Stephen Kelly became their first signing of the summer.

Randall joins as a free agent after a season with Burgarian top flight side Arda Kardzhali.

The 24-year-old is a product of Liverpool’s youth system and made his first team debut in the 2015/16 season but then spent time on loan at Rochdale at Hearts before leaving Anfield last summer.

County manager Stuart Kettlewell said: “We are delighted to get Connor into the club.

“He is a player, at only 24, that has some terrific experience behind him, and we, and I am sure our fans, will look forward to seeing what he is going to bring to us in the coming weeks and months.”

“Right now the transfer market is extremely tough, but we are still managing to showcase the club in the best possible ways and this is only demonstrated by the desire we see from players like Connor in wanting to join up with us and play a part in our plans and ambitions.”