The club is sad to report that 23 year old midfield player Angus Beith who joined us from Heart of Midlothian in the summer is having to retire from the game to due a hip injury.

The club and Angus had great hopes for the future when he arrived in Inverness in April but with an injury very similar to the one suffered by Scots tennis star Andy Murray.

Angus has sadly not been able to overcome the pain that still persists despite surgery to help the hip. He has had to make a big decision on his footballing future to manage his long term well being later in life.

Heart of Midlothian and Inverness Caledonian Thistle have agreed to play a benefit match against each other on a date to be confirmed in Edinburgh and everyone is desperately sad for Angus as he has battled extremely hard to overcome this injury.

We wish him every success in the future and we are sure that given his positive attitude that he will prove to be successful in whatever career path he chooses moving forward.

Inverness manager John Robertson said “Everyone is gutted for Angus as he has worked very hard to get back from his surgery and was close to playing on a couple of occasions but unfortunately just could not overcome the pain in his hip that would allow him to compete then recover from playing games.”

“Angus was a complete midfield player with passing ability and box to box energy that we all hoped would be a real asset to the club and its tragic that he has to step away from the game he loves at such a young age, it has been an emotional time for him and this decision will have been tough to make and not done lightly”

Angus Beith said “ I would like to thank John Robertson and Inverness Caledonian Thistle for the opportunity they gave me when I signed last year.

“I have done everything possible to recover from injury and to get back playing but, reluctantly I have had to accept that it is just not possible for me to play football any longer I wish the club every success this season and in the future”