Written by Nairn County FC January 13th 2022

We have secured the services of forward Ciaran Young on a new contract to 2025.

The 20-year-old striker has scored five goals in 14 appearances this season (7 starts, 7 as sub), after making his debut in a home win over Clachnacuddin on October 9th 2019.

He made a further two substitute appearances that season before the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic brought a premature end to the campaign.

Last season, he starred for the Reserves and was one of the top performers in the entire North Caledonian League, scoring 10 times in just nine appearances, including a hat-trick in the 3-1 opening day win at Inverness Athletic in October 2020.

Ciaran grabbed his first Highland League goal in the home match against Brechin City in September before following that up with a double against Wick Academy in October.

He has scored in our last two matches having found the net in the wins over Deveronvale and Rothes before Christmas.

Director of Football, Graeme Macleod said:

“It has been a breakthrough year for Ciaran this season and we are all delighted for him.

“He comes from just around the corner from Station Park having been brought up in Queenspark and it is great when someone from right on our doorstep starts to make a breakthrough.

“Ciaran has been with us all through our youth programme, where he has made an impression and scored at every level he has played. I still remember the first time I seen him play and he scored an outrageous scissors kick for the Under-17s up at Nairn Academy.

“He is capable of all sorts of finishes and he has great natural talent but that will only get him so far in adult football. It is now up to Ciaran to take on board what the coaches are telling him to make the necessary improvements to his game to enjoy a prolonged career with us.

“Ciaran’s family are all big fans of Nairn County and I am delighted for them as well. We see his mum, aunty, uncle, granny, cousins and siblings at our games cheering him on. His brother has just signed for the Under-15s as well, so it is a real family affair and I am sure they are all be very proud of Ciaran.”

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