(PIC: (L-R) Graeme Bennett, Charlie Christie and Carl Tremarco.)

This Saturday we face Arbroath in our opening home league match of the new season.  This Saturday’s game is almost exactly 25 years, to the date, of our first league match, which was also against Arbroath. The match finished 5-2 to ICTFC with Alan Hercher scoring a hat-trick. 

Along with the celebrations for the 25th Anniversary of the club,  we will remember, Caley Thistle legend, Alan Hercher. Alan tragically passed away last year and he was the first ever captain of the club. 

Alan will be remembered in various ways this Saturday, there will be the opening of the Alan Hercher enclosure in the North Stand, there will be a minute of applause before the match in memory of Alan and all the players, Directors, staff and fans we have lost across the first 25 years. 

Friends and family of Alan’s will be in the P&J Lounge for the match and some members of the first Caley Jags team will be pitch side for the tribute. 

The Caley Thistle players will wear the special edition ICT25 Strip for this match to celebrate the 25 anniversary of our first match and each player will be wear an armband with the number 4 on it, Hercher’s squad number, as a tribute to him. 

Inverness CT play their match on Saturday on their 25th Anniversary Club Captain Carl Tremarco with the original strip from 25 years ago and the special ICT25 strip to be worn on Saturday PIC: TREVOR MARTIN

We are excited for Saturday’s first home league match as we celebrate and pay tribute to our first memorable 25 years and to a true Caley Thistle legend