Defender George Harmon targets factors and progress with Ross County
The 21-year-old joined the Highlanders on a two-year contract final week, having proven his class with Oxford Metropolis, who he helped to into fifth spot in Nationwide League South final time period.
The left-back got here via the ranks at West Brom and was a mainstay of the Baggies’ under-18 and under-23 sides, that includes in Premier League 2 at solely 17 years outdated.
George Harmon flourished in academy soccer in England – now he’s chasing factors and prizes within the Premiership with Ross County.
Oxford took observe of his performances as he racked up 67 appearances for West Brom’s under-23s in Premier League 2.
And, having spent a season at Metropolis the place outcomes mattered, he feels able to have the identical mindset in Scotland.
Switching to males’s soccer was an enormous studying curve for Harmon, however he feels higher for the previous 12 months’ expertise.
He stated: “It was a problem, however I totally loved it. It was lots higher, males’s soccer, in comparison with academy soccer. Generally academy soccer may be so-called pretend soccer.
“The large groups wish to cross out from the again, whereas in males’s soccer there may be the necessity to get three factors above all else. That’s one side I actually took from final 12 months.
“I totally loved my time at Oxford and having the ability to play in entrance of much more followers than what you do in 23s soccer.
“It was a brand new expertise all-round and it was about stepping up my sport and altering it somewhat bit, ensuring you utilize your physique a bit higher.
“It has improved me and hopefully ready me for Scottish soccer, the place the extent is superb.
“With the gamers we’re bringing in and different groups are bringing in, the extent will solely get even higher.
“We actually want to ensure we’ve a very good pre-season and be prepared for when it kicks off.”
The prospect to go full-time with County was an opportunity too good to disregard and Harmon can’t wait.
He stated: “The one disappointment of final season for me was that it wasn’t full-time soccer.