Malky Mackay delighted to work with ‘exciting’ Olaigbe as loan deal is confirmed

28 Jun 2022 | 08:00 | Football

ROSS County boss Malky Mackay is described as an ‘exciting young talent’ Saints Youngster Kazeem Olaigbe after swooping in to sign him on loan, as the Daily Echo first reported.

Belgian youth International have agreed a season-long deal with the Scottish Premiership outfit, he was a key player for Dave Horseman’s B team last season.

Former Watford and Cardiff manager Mackay told the Ross County website: “Kazeem is a really exciting young talent that we’ve known for a long time.

“His performance in Premier League 2 saw him nominated as the League’s Player of the Season.

“He is also a young Belgian with Euro finals experience who will enter the next phase of his development in the Scottish Premiership.

“I would also like to thank you Southampton FC for continuing to believe in Ross County as a positive place to develop talent. ”

The Staggies finished sixth in the Scottish top flight last season, while having Saints duo Jake Vokins and Kayne Ramsay in their ranks.

A statement from the Saints said: “The club wishes Kazeem well for the upcoming season and looks forward to following his progress north of the border.”

Olaigbe joined straight with his Ross County teammates for their pre-season trip to Verona.

He signed a contract extension with the Saints in February, keeping him at St Mary’s until 2024.