Canadian worldwide Paton, 24, had been supplied a brand new contract with the Highlanders, however he has advised supervisor Malky Mackay he’s prepared for a contemporary problem and is trying elsewhere.
County confirmed the signing on Wednesday of former West Brom and Oxford Metropolis left-back George Harmon on a two-year deal.
Midfielder Harry Paton has opted to depart Ross County – as a 3rd new signing additional bolstered the Staggies’ squad.
That adopted Tuesday’s announcement that Canadian midfielder Victor Loturi, 21, and ex-Swansea Metropolis midfielder Yan Dhanda, 23, had joined on three and two-year contracts respectively.
It has been hoped that, carrying on from the newest extensions for midfielder David Cancola and defender Alex Iacovitti, Paton would additionally keep, however Mackay confirmed the participant has moved on.
He stated of Paton, who joined from Hearts in 2018: “Harry’s out of contract and not with the membership.
“He needed to look elsewhere. We had the dialog in December, and I supplied him a contract.
“He felt it was higher for himself to get to the top of the season and search for a contemporary problem, which is okay.
“As we noticed, it didn’t cease me enjoying him. He was out injured for a wee time frame, however even in our final recreation of the marketing campaign he was concerned.
“He was somebody who gave his all for the membership at any time when he performed. There was by no means a degree the place I felt he was taking care of himself and that I ought to take him out of the group.
“Proper as much as the final day, he confirmed an excellent perspective on the soccer membership, having been a superb addition to the squad when he signed from Hearts.
“That’s been confirmed over quite a lot of years and I simply want him all the very best wherever his profession takes him subsequent.”
Harry’s brother Ben stays on the membership, with the prospect now gone of the 2 pairing up in the course of the pitch sooner or later.
Mackay stated: “I’m positive Ben and Harry would have beloved to play subsequent to one another, however it’s what it’s.
“Whilst brothers enjoying in an analogous place, your profession paths are totally different and you discover your individual approach.