Conor Pepper and Liam Polworth sign for ICT
Caley Thistle have signed a midfielder reckoned to be 'hot stuff' -- Irish youngster Conor Pepper. The tricky 18 year old had a spell at Queens Park Rangers but returned to Dublin to play for St Patrick's Athletic in the League of Ireland.
Manager Terry Butcher said:"Conor has put pen to paper after showing up very promisingly in pre-season matches. He plays in the centre of midfield and has real potential. Conor joins our first team squad where he can be an asset as he's a lively performer."
Pepper joins fellow Dubliners Aaron Doran and Richie Foran in Butcher's senior squad.
Scotland under-17 international Liam Polworth has also signed a professional contract for the first team, winning promotion from the youth ranks.
Liam, who plays up front or midfield, is the son of Clach manager and former Aberdeen player Ian Polworth and has been at the club for several years.
"Liam has shown good development and has earned his chance", said Butcher. "He will be in the senior squad but is also eligible for our under-20s team as well."
'Polly' is Caley Jags' second new recruit from Inverness, following midfielder Martin Laing.
The manager has fixed up a closed doors match with Brora Rangers at Inverness tomorrow so that he can make a couple of experiments. It brings Stuart Golabek, Brora player-coach, back to the stadium where he was a fine defender.