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    End of Season - Squad Update

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    Caley Thistle released a statement earlier today regarding squad status as we reach the end of the season. Some good news but also some hard decisions taken. 


    First of all the club can confirm that Aaron Doran, Nikolay Todorov, Brad Mckay, and Cammy Mackay have all agreed new deals and we will release further details of this welcome news later this week.

    It's fair to say that if we were not in the middle of a global pandemic with no idea when football as we know it is due to re-start, there are players listed below who most certainly would have been offered new contracts. Unfortunately that is not now possible and so with something of a heavy heart we have to give the following update.

    tremarco.jpgThe end of June will see us say goodbye to Caley Thistle legend and club captain Carl Tremarco.  Carl has spent 7 seasons with the Caley Jags, in that time winning the 2015 Scottish Cup and the 2018 Challenge Cup. Carl arrived in Inverness back in 2013 from Macclesfield Town and he would go on to make over 200 appearances and scoring 16 goals for the club. 

    He was part of the Caley Thistle sides which won the 2015 Scottish Cup and he scored the winning goal in the 2018 Challenge Cup Final against Dumbarton at McDiarmid Park.  Carl would go on to become the club captain in July 2018.  The club would like to thank Carl for his truly outstanding service to Inverness Caledonian Thistle and everyone at the club wishes him the best for the future. 

    Charlie Trafford also departs after spending three seasons with the club. Charlie joined from Finnish side RoPS in July 2017 and would go on to make over 90 appearances, scoring four goals for the Caley Jags.

    Fans favourites Jordan White and Shaun Rooney will also be leaving to join their new clubs having signed pre-contracts for them earlier this year.

    Jordan White departs the Caley Jags after spending two seasons with the club, Jordan made 89 appearances for the club and scored 26 goals. Jordan signed from Barrow and he was Caley Thistle’s top scorer in his debut season, as he hit 16 goals across all competition helping the club into 3rd place and reaching the Scottish Cup Semi Final.  Jordan finished the curtailed 2019/20 season as Caley Thistle top scorer again as he hit 10 goals for the club. 

    Shaun Rooney will also be leaving us after spending two season with the club, Shaun made 77 appearances for the club and scored 9 goals. Rooney joined from Queen of the South in 2018 and made 46 appearances in his debut season and his displays at right back saw him nominated for the club’s young player of the season award and this years player of the year.  Rooney also netted 6 goals in his debut season, including a goal in the Highland Derby.

    Matheus Machado and Tom Walsh have both rejected offers of new two year deals and will also leave at the end of June. Matheus has been close to breaking through and we are sorry to see him leave. Tom was outstanding in season 2018/19 and even though he has struggled with injury this curtailed season, he was always a threat to the opposition when he did feature. We will certainly miss him at Caledonian Stadium.

    Two seasons ago the club made the bold and unprecedented decision to sign what was in effect, the entire youth team on professional contracts. In fairness, it was an exceptional group of young men. Incredibly, six of that group (Dan Mackay, Roddy MacGregor, Matheus Machado, Jack Brown, Cameron Harper, and Lewis Hyde) have all made their 1st Team debuts, this is a phenomenal return for the risk and faith shown by the club, with many of the others going on to star for Fort William during their wonderful roller coaster season. Again it may have been different for some of the boys if our proposed ICTFC Colts team had been accepted into the Highland League but that was not to be and we respected that decision and looked to find another avenue for them. 

    The following players are due to leave the club at the end of June;

    • Daniel Hoban
    • Donald Morrison
    • Gabriel Hastings
    • Ryan Fyffe
    • Harry Nicolson
    • Jack Brown
    • Ross Gunn
    • Roddy Kennedy

    We wish all of the Caley Thistle boys who are leaving us a long and successful career wherever the road takes them next."

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