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County sign 'exceptional goalscorer' Hale

Ronan Hale
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Ross County have signed a striker with an "exceptional goalscoring record" in Ronan Hale, says manager Don Cowie.

The 25-year-old has penned a three-year deal with the Highlanders after leaving Cliftonville for an undisclosed fee.

Hale, a former Republic of Ireland Under-21 international, has scored 95 goals in 223 career matches, 50 of which came in 80 games for his previous club.

The forward has also had spells at Larne, Derry City, Crusaders and St Patrick's Athletic.

"Ronan has an exceptional goalscoring record in Ireland and had multiple clubs interested in him," County boss Cowie said.

"We are delighted that he has chosen to join Ross County and look forward to his time in the Highlands."