Huddersfield Town midfielder Scott High joins Ross County on loan
- Scott High moves to Ross County
- High to play in Scottish Premiership for remainder of 2023/24 season
- Comments from Neil Warnock and Mark Cartwright
We can confirm that Scott High has today joined Scottish Premiership side Ross County on a season long loan for the remainder of the 2023/24 campaign.
A product of our Academy, the central midfielder first joined the Terriers at Under 9 level from local football in Penistone and never looked back. Progressing through the age groups with remarkable success, High was first named Scholar of the Year in 2018 before becoming our Antoni’s Memorial Academy Player of the Year in 2019 as captain of our B Team.
Still just 22 years old, High has made 50 appearances for the Terriers since making his debut in the 2019/20 season between four other spells out on loan. Two consecutive trips to Concord Rangers in Non-League were followed up by a period with Shrewsbury Town in Sky Bet League One before he spent the opening half of the 2022/23 season with fellow Sky Bet Championship side Rotherham United.
Capped by the Scottish Under 21 side, High will now go north of the border for the remainder of the 2023/24 campaign, linking up with Scottish Premiership side Ross County.
Manager Neil Warnock commented:
“I’m pleased for Scott, this loan has come at the right time for him. Malky Mackay is up there at Ross County, and he’s just the type of manager he needs.
“I also think from Scott’s point of view, it will be good for him to play in a new environment having been with us his entire career.
“I’ve noticed when he does play here the fans are more comfortable looking for faults in his game because he’s one of them, so it will be great for him to go out on loan with a good club and manager at a good standard where he can enjoy himself.”
Huddersfield Town Sporting Director Mark Cartwright added:
“Scott has played a lot of football at a high level for somebody of his age, so the only way for him to continue his improvement is to play consistently within a First Team environment.
“He is an incredibly hard worker and really keen to get better and push himself, and we feel that regular football in the Scottish Premiership will give him a really positive fresh challenge.
“To come through the entire set-up at a football club is no small achievement, and like the Manager has said, that complete change of scenery could be the best thing for him.”
Good luck on loan this season, Scotty!