By Harry Sykes

Chris Burke has joined Ross County following his release from Nottingham Forest, it was announced on Tuesday morning.

The Scottish Premiership club revealed on their official Twitter account that the winger has signed a contract that runs until the end of the season.

The former Scotland winger, 32, was a free agent following his release by Forest in July.

Burke, who has been capped by Scotland seven times, had been training with Kilmarnock during the summer with a view to winning a deal.

However the Rugby Park side couldn’t match the Ross County offer for the former Rangers star.

Burke came through the ranks at Ibrox before making his debut in 2002 and spent seven years at Rangers, making 75 appearances, before moving to Cardiff City.

Following a successful spell with the Bluebirds he signed for Birmingham City, where he was a first team regular and played in the Europa League.

Burke joined Forest from Birmingham in the summer of 2014 and spent two years at the club before his contract expired at the end of June.

In total, he scored six goals and supplied five assists in 54 matches for the east Midlands club.

His most recent club was Rotherham, where he spent the second half of last season on loan from Forest.

In other Nottingham Forest news, fans have taken to Twitter to react to Oliver Burke’s goalscoring Bundesliga debut.