Huntly are set to lose a key player in the summer with a member of the squad returning to a former team.

 

Midfielder Ross Still had agreed a pre-contract deal to return to former club Inverurie Loco Works upon the expiry of his current Huntly contract but a transfer between the clubs had now been agreed to he can join Locos in time for pre-season.

The 26 year signed for Huntly on a free transfer in July 2016 after impressing under Douglas Baxter and Mark Gray initially as a trialist. The former Keith and Locos player became a regular in midfield after debuting in 2016/17 and winning the Young Player of the Year Trophy in the same season.

Ross would go on to captain the side, scoring 20 goals and made the last of his 126 appearances in the Scottish Cup second round exit to Dumbarton in March.

Manager Allan Hale admitted it was a blow to lose the player.  He said: “As a club we are clearly disappointed to lose a player of Ross’ ability however as Ross was out of contract at the end of the season, he feels now is the right time to move on and start a new chapter with Inverurie Loco Works.

I’ve only worked with Ross for a short period but within that time he has been an outstanding professional, been an integral member of our squad and someone I’ve thoroughly enjoyed working with. Ross has served Huntly very well throughout his time with the club and therefore we thank Ross for his contribution over the years and we wish him well at Locos.”