Ross County Football Club announced on Tuesday (October 30th) that Point footballer Matthew Wright, 16, has signed his first professional contract with the club.

Matthew, a former Sgoil an Rubha and Nicolson Institute pupil, has been with the Ross County Football Club Academy since March 2017, travelling from the Western Isles with his parents to participate in youth games.

His father, Alex Wright, was a long-serving goalkeeper for Point FC. For the full-time contract, Matthew has relocated to Dingwall.

His signing under a two-year Modern Apprenticeship, comes alongside Inverness midfielder Thomas Brady, also with the RCFC Academy since August 2016.

Reserve team manager Richard Brittain said: “It’s great to get Matthew and Thomas signed up and yet again we are delighted to see our academy producing two quality players that have come through our system to earn full-time contracts at the club.

"Matthew and Thomas are both very talented players who have featured for our academy teams and who have made the step up to featuring for our reserve team in recent months.

Going full-time at the club offers both boys a fantastic opportunity to learn their trade and develop as players."

Picture from Ross County FC shows Matthew (right) with fellow signing Tom and reserve team manager Richard Brittain.