SUNDERLAND have completed the signing of striker Ross Stewart from Ross County.

Stewart has moved to Wearside in a deal that is understood to be worth around ยฃ300,000.

The 24-year-old has signed a two-and-a-half year deal at the Stadium of Light, with the Black Cats having an option for a further year.

Stewart joined Ross County in August 2018, and helped fire the Dingwall-based clubย to the Scottish Championship title and Scottish Challenge Cup during his first season at Victoria Park.

He scoredย 11 goals in 26 appearances in the Scottish Premier League last season, and has claimed six goals in all competitions in the current campaign, with his most recent outing for Ross County coming in a 2-0 defeat to Celtic at the end of December.

"Iโ€™m very excited and Iโ€™m looking forward to the rest of the season," said Stewart. "When the opportunity came to come to Sunderland, I just wanted to get it done as soon as I could.

"I will give 100 per cent in every game -ย Iโ€™m a very committed and hard-working player, and as a striker, hopefully I can bring a lot of goals to the club as well."

Stewart is Sunderland's fourth signing of the transfer window, following Carl Wincheter, Jake Vokins and Jordan Jones.

"I think Ross is a player that will be great for us in the short term, but he can also develop and improve over the long term," said Sunderland head coach Lee Johnson.

"Heโ€™s at a good age, heโ€™s very fit and quick, and he obviously has good height as well, so he has all attributes to succeed. We are very pleased to welcome him to the club."