2017/18 Preview – Inverness

In my opinion, this was the most interesting summer for me in the Championship as John Robertson dismantled then rebuilt the squad in the Highlands as he tries to get Inverness back up to the Premiership at the first time of asking. Here is my thoughts on how that aim is looking right now.

With Mark Ridgers coming in between the sticks, and with Cameron Mackay as backup, Inverness look set for the season ahead in the gaolkeeping department. Despite the presence of an international goalie in Owain Fon-Williams, he looks set to miss out on the Championship title race this term after not playing in any matches under Robertson so far.

The defence has a solid base with David Raven, Gary Warren, Brad McKay and Carl Tremarco all providing an experience that could be crucial. With the additions of Colin Seedorf and Matt Elsdon, the defence looks almost complete, with the addition of a fellow full-back and another centre-back possibly required if Inverness are to challenge this term.

The flanks have good balance and cover with Alex Cooper, Aaron Doran, Jake Mulraney and Ricardo Calder, whereas, the centre oof the park looks slghtly bare. Ross Draper, Iain Vigurs and Liam Polworth seem to be the only real options in that position and this may need to be looked at over the coming weeks of the Transfer Window by Robertson. An additional body or two in this area could be critical come the end of the season.

Up front and I don’t think much needs done. The signing of John Baird could be an small coup if he can find his feet in the Highlands while George Oakley and Feliciano Zschussen will provide good variety and competition in the forward areas.

Overall, Inverness seem to have a reasonably strong squad compiled so far but an additional one or two players could really enhance the squad from play-off contenders to title challengers, in my opinion.

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