Nightingale returns to County on loan

Will Nightingale has returned to Ross County for a second season-long loan spell from AFC Wimbledon.

The 28-year-old made 28 appearances for the Dingwall club last term as they survived in the relegation play-off with victory over Championship runners-up Raith Rovers.

After becoming a fixture at the heart of the defence last term, Nightingale thanked Staggies supporters for making him feel welcome in his first spell away from his boyhood club.

Don Cowie says the centre-back's ability to lead will bolster their options next term.

"We are really pleased to have Will back on board," the manager said.

"He was a big part in keeping the club in the league last season and his experience and leadership qualities were a massive boost to the club throughout his first spell."