Nick Ross poised for 70th start for Caley Thistle
Inverness lad Nick Ross is poised for his 70th start for Caley Thistle in their duel with Motherwell at Tulloch Caledonian Stadium tomorrow.
The 21-year-old midfield player is a fine example of someone coming through the club's own youth development system before signing full professional forms in July 2009. He made his first team debut against Montrose in the Challenge Cup the same month.
Nick, who gained Scotland Under-21 international honours as an 18 year old, has earned praise from manager Terry Butcher for his performances in our season-opening victories over St Mirren and Dundee United.
He has also made 38 appearances as a substitute and contributed six goals for Caley Jags, his last being against Kilmarnock at Inverness in February, one of three he netted last season.
Motherwell, Premier League runners-up last season, will be formidable opposition and it promises to be an entertaining affair.
Right back David Raven has recovered from an ankle injury but Caley Jags fans have still to see their first sight of ex-Coleraine striker Curtis Allen, who has played for Northern Ireland at Under-19 and Under-21 level, who has recovered from his knee problem and is working his way back to match fitness. It is a similar story with Marley Watkins, the former Hereford United midfielder, whose competitive debut has been delayed by ankle trouble but is now back in training and should be in contention for his return shortly.
Norwegian capture Torbjorn Agdestein will again be in the squad after the big fellow netted twice against Celtic in the midweek under-20s game.