Published: 14/02/2017 15:16 - Updated: 15/02/2017 09:12

Caley Jags loan five to Rothes

ROTHES have signed five players on loan from Caley Thistle until the end of the season.Rothes

Defenders Ryan McRitchie (17), Chris Brown (20) and Stephen Rennie (19), midfielder Struan McArthur (19) and striker Keir Smith (18) have all been farmed out to the Speysiders until the end of the season.

Rothes manager Steven MacDonald said two of his new recruits could feature in Wednesday night’s rearranged Highland League Cup tie against Formartine United.

All five have been playing for the Premiership side’s development squad this season.

MacDonald said Brown can play across the defence or in midfield, Rennie is a left back and McRitchie – son of former Caley and Lossiemouth keeper Mark – is a centre back.

McArthur, who was previously on loan at Rothes for half a season in 2014-15, is a central midfielder and Smith is an attacker who can also play midfield.

MacDonald and assistant boss Grant Munro have already taken in striker Ben Cullen on loan from Elgin City and signed midfield pair James Mackay and Jack Maley from Strathspey Thistle.

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