Home World Cup 'biggest motivation' for County's Loturi

Victor Loturi is desperate to be part of a World Cup on home soil when Canada co-host the event in 2026.

"That’s probably my biggest motivation right now," the Ross County midfielder told Sky Sports. "Especially at home, for me and my family and friends, that would be huge."

The 22-year-old from Calgary won his first cap as a second-half substitute in July's 4-2 win over Cuba in the Gold Cup.

Loturi scored his first County goal in last weekend's 3-3 draw at Motherwell, having made the move to Dingwall in the summer of 2022.

Now he is planning to put on a good show at home to Celtic on Saturday to enhance his international chances.

"These are the games you want to play in to show you can play at that level," he said. "Hopefully, I can show everybody why I should be in the squad.

"Celtic are a brilliant team, they keep the ball so well. For us it’s about being patient out of possession and hopefully we can hurt them on transitions. We need to sit in but at times you need to be aggressive and go at them as well."