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    Deal or No Deal

    Deal or no Deal

     

    After a season that promised so much, went tit's up then almost recovered in time to make the play-offs, we head into season 2021-2022 without some familiar faces but also some new ones as we continue our drive to get back to the Premiership. Are the cards on the table or have some already played their hand. So far Tom Walsh is the first 'new player' to sign on, let's hope there's plenty more to come.

     

    *This page will be updated as new contracts are announced*

    ICTFC SQUAD UPDATE 15th June

    Billy Mckay 16th June

    Manny Duku 16th June

    Reece McAlear loan deal 17th June

    Welcome Michael Gardyne 17th June

     

    The Boss: Neil McCann filled in for John Robertson with help from Billy Dodds when Robbo went on compassionate leave. They almost guided us back on track but we came up just short of a play-off place. Neil & Billy have been showered with plaudits from the Caley Jags support for their help but the time is right for the Boss to return. John Robertson will be back, but not as manager. He is moving upstairs as Sporting Director. So, apply within.


    Neil McCann did his best to sell the club to prospective signings as he left the Caledonian Stadium. Thanks Neil, good job well done.
     

    Deal:
    First and foremost, Billy Dodds is the new Head Coach signing a two year deal. He replaces John Robertson and interim Manager Neil McCann and after a CV sift he has emerged as the new man at the wheel. Good luck Billy.

    At the end of last season, we quickly extended the contracts of four of our promising young team. Defenders Harry Nicolson and Ryan Fyffe along with midfielder Lewis Hyde.  Injured wide player Anthony McDonald was given another year to show his worth after his second spell with us was a total write-off when he was injured in training. A subsequent operation will hopefully have him ready for the new season.

    Already dealt:
    Mark Ridgers: One of the best keepers in the Championship (2022)
    Wallace Duffy: Young defender who missed latter part of season through injury (2022)
    Danny Devine: Proved his worth in a solid back four (2022)
    Robbie Deas: Great first season for Robbie, filled in at left back as well and now capped at u21. (2023)
    Cameron Harper: Made left back his own until injury, great young player and also capped at u21. (2022)
    Roddy MacGregor: Talented midfielder, getting stronger, superb prospect and another u21 cap. (2022)
    Sean Welsh: Influential captain, penalty taker and midfield creator (2022)
    Scott Allardice: Explosive first season, joint players PotY, midfield powerhouse (2023)
    David Carson: PotY & CTO PotY, what an engine whether at full back or midfield (2024)

    New Deal - Coming back for more:
    Shane Sutherland: More to offer and signed a one year extension (2022)

    Welcome (Back) to the Caledonian Stadium:
    Tom Walsh: Returns for a second spell at the Caley Jags after an injury curtailed season at Ayr United and the exciting wide player has penned a two year deal until the end of May 2023.

    He scores when he wants: Billy Mckay returns to the Caledonian Stadium after serving time on the dark side. (2 year deal)

    Incoming from Raith Rovers: 28 year old Striker Manny Duku signs a one year deal. !0 goals for Raith last season.

    Michael Gardyne: Is taking the plunge and stepping up to the top team in the Highlands from the village pub team in Dingwall. (1 year deal)

    Loan Deal: Its a 1 year loan deal for midfielder Reece McAlear who comes in from Norwich City.

     

    No Deal - Who is in the departure lounge:
    Daniel Mackay: What a season Dan had. Young PotY and goal of the season against County in the Cup. Hibs snapped up Dan with a year left on his contract for an undisclosed fee, rumoured to be six figures. Massive potential, Dan has left the building having scored 12 goals in 57 appearances for the Caley Jags, 9 in his final season.
    Lewis Toshney: left before the end of the season after injury curtailed his appearances.
    James Keatings: injury prone season saw him leaving for Raith Rovers on a PCA.
    Scott Allan: Loan expired and returned to Hibs. What a talent, will be missed.
    Arran Lyall: Loan expired, promising wide player, returned to Rangers.
    Brad Mckay: Much maligned defender, played his part in miserly back four but he is off to Falkirk on a 3 year deal after five seasons at Inverness with 164 appearances scoring 8 goals.

    Nikolay Todorov: Turned down improved contract and will not be coming back after finishing the season strongly scoring 11 goals. :sad:

    James Vincent: is leaving after making 106 appearances and scoring 7 goals. One in particular will never be forgotten as we lifted the Scottish Cup in 2015. 🏆

    Kevin McHattie: His injury hit career at Inverness is over after just 39 appearances. Always a good professional. :clapoverhead:

    Martin Mackinnon: Third choice keeper moving on.

    Shane Harkness: Not getting game time and moving on.

    Waiting to play their cards:
    Cammy Mackay: Reserve keeper while Ridgers is here, would need to go elsewhere for a regular start but has turned up for training???
    Aaron Doran: Seems like the fragile wide player has been here forever and is down to turn up for training for the start of the new season.

    Miles Storey: Promises so much, seldom delivers... has been speaking with Billy Dodds, waiting for the answer???


    Kevin McHattie: Injury hit season, his time is up at Inverness.
    James Vincent: Bit part player, allegedly the dream is over for Cup hero???
    Nikolay Todorov: Almost got us there, scored some great goals (11) last season...
    Martin Mackinnon, Shane Harkness, Kane Davies???

    ImageNew Hands: Stepping up from the Academy, Inverness Caledonian Thistle FC are delighted to announce that Academy Graduates Ethan Cairns, Robbie Thompson, Lewis Nicolson, Alisdair Riddle and Harry Hennem have signed their first professional contracts with the club. Read More.

    Other home grown talent in the squad include Cameron Harper, Roddy MacGregor, Ryan Fyffe, Lewis Hyde, Harry Nicolson and keeper Cammy Mackay.

     

    Let's shuffle the pack?

    Kane Davies - Waiting for information.

    2021: C Mackay, Storey, Doran, all still to decide
    2022: M Ridgers, Duffy, Devine, Harper, MacGregor, Welsh.
    2023: Allardice, Deas, 
    Carson - 2024
     

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