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Terry and ChicAustrian full back is set to face Hibs if paperwork is completed.

Caley Thistle intend to have Austrian under-21 international defender Thomas Piermayr registered in time to face Hibernian at Inverness on Saturday. And manager Terry Butcher is chasing up another arrival.

Thomas is keen to join the club and clearance is being sought from the Austrian FA for the 21-year-old right back, a six-footer who signed for Linz in 2008 and made 55 appearances, scoring two goals.

Terry Butcher said:"Thomas has good pace, a lovely touch and is hungry to succeed. He's versatile and can play right back, left back or midfield.

"He's got good Austrian League and under 21 international experience yet is still young, so he is a likely lad."

Piermayr, who played for Kilmarnock in a pre-season friendly with Ross County, turned out for Caley Thistle at Buckie last week. He is  set to be Caley Jags' first Austrian player but not their first recruit with Austrian experience. That was Canadian international Richard Hastings, who had a spell with Grazer AK.

The manager admitted:"It was extremely disappointing to lose 3-0 at Motherwell in our SPL opener and it all came down to 'Well taking their chances, while we didn't take ours.

"Our resources were stretched for the Fir Park game but we hope to have one or two back for Saturday plus one or two new faces, including Piermayr. We are pursuing a range of enquiries."

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