Centre half Gary Warren has signed a new two-year contract with Caley Jags.
The 28-year-old Bristol-born defender joined up at Inverness last summer on a one-year deal and has become a firm favourite with his forceful defending. He has also brought an aerial presence which has seen him contribute seven goals, including two at Hearts last weekend.
Manager Terry Butcher said: "I'm delighted that Gary has committed himself for a further two seasons as he's proved to be a terrific leader at our club."He's matured into a tough and steady centre back who until recently had played in every minute of every game this season."Gary's also had the valuable knack of scoring important goals for us and he's become an important player to us in a relatively short time."He likes it in the Highlands and with only months to go on his present contract it's a boost to have him in our future plans."
Gary said: "I took a gamble in coming here but it's proved well worthwhile and I've thoroughly enjoyed being an SPL regular. The team has done extremely well this season and I look forward to playing my part on its ongoing journey."
Warren scored six goals in 35 appearances for Team Bath before joining Newport County in July 2009 and he made 113 appearances for them, netting 14 times. He skippered Newport to the FA Trophy final at Wembley Stadium last May, where they lost 2-0 to York City.
He also captained Britain to the final of the World Student Games football tournament in Beijing.