We are thrilled to have tonight won the race to sign highly sought-after striker, Aaron Nicolson.
The 17-year-old Scotland schoolboys international has joined us on an initial one-year contract and goes straight into the squad for tomorrow evening’s match against his former club, Inverness CT.
Aaron has spent the last eight years in the youth ranks at Inverness CT and earned four caps for the Scotland schoolboys team last season, featuring in all four matches of the Centenary Shield against the fellow Home Nations. Those exploits drew the attentions of several clubs in the area when Aaron was released by ICT in the summer and we are delighted to have beaten off stiff competition for his signature.
Manager Steven Mackay believes he has a proven goal scorer on his hands. He said: “We are absolutely delighted to bring Aaron to the club. He joins us as a player with bags of potential and should fit right into our system and the style we are looking to play.
“We identified Aaron as a potential target during last season and when he became available in the summer, we were keen to get him in. It has taken a wee while to get it over the line but I am delighted he is here now as he will add a lot of quality to our forward line.
“Aaron is a player who will hopefully excite the fans and can deliver goals for us – that is what he has primarily been brought to the club to do.
“We want to bring in players who are young, hungry and determined to do well for the club and Aaron fits that profile perfectly. He has already had a taste of first team football at Inverness CT and the job now for Aaron is to kick on in the Highland League and score as many goals as he can for Nairn County.”
Aaron made his debut for Inverness CT when he played from the start in the Challenge Cup round of 16 tie away at Hamilton Academical last season. He then featured from the bench in the Championship matches against Queens Park and Dundee in November and December respectively.
He becomes our fourth new signing of the summer, following in the footsteps of his former Inverness CT teammates, Jamie Carnihan and Lewis Munro as well as ex-Invergordon forward, Ben Kelly.
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