Inverness Caledonian Thistle FC is pleased to confirm the signing of Iain Vigurs on a 1 year contract. Iain, who begins his second spell with the club, is available for selection ahead of tonight’s visit of Partick Thistle in the Ladbrokes Premiership.
Iain Vigurs: “I'm delighted to have signed a contract with Caley Thistle. It’s a bit strange how it came about as I was working out at the gym when one of the players suggested that John Hughes might let me train with the team to help me out a bit. Gym work is fine, but there’s no substitute for spending time with professional coaches and I jumped at the chance.”
“I was made very welcome and really like what the gaffer is doing here, so accepting the offer of a contract was an easy decision.”
“Caley Thistle has had a couple of really good seasons and I'm keen to be part of another successful season this year. There are a few lads out with injuries at the moment, but some of them are going to be back soon and competition for places will be tough. I know I’ll have to work hard to earn a start and establish myself in the team and I look forward to the challenge.”
The left side midfielder will be no stranger to the ICTFC fans, having been at the club from 2006-2009. Since then he’s had successful spells with near neighbours Ross County FC and then Motherwell FC…clocking up over 30 career goals across all 3 clubs.
Manager, John Hughes: “Iain missed a lot of football last season through injury and we we've been helping him out with training facilities. He has acquitted himself well while here and I like what I've seen.”
“His fitness levels are surprisingly high and he fits right in with my style of play. He likes to get on the ball and never gives it away. He’s got experience in this league and already knows a few of the players so he’s ready to get stuck right in, which is what we need.”
Chairman, Kenny Cameron: “First of all, we welcome Iain back to the club. We've got an unprecedented number of injured players at the moment, although the majority are tweaks and niggles and will be back soon. Whilst it’s not possible for us to fund cover for them all, we’re doing what we can to assist the manager.”
“As a midfielder, Iain may not be the signing people expected. However, having spoken to John, he’s happy with how the available players acquitted themselves against St Johnstone and having watched Iain in training he felt that the opportunity to sign him was one he couldn't pass up.”