Caley Thistle forward Alex Fisher has signed a contract extension to remain with the Highlanders until the end of the season.
Fisher’s contract had been due to expire in January and, despite being limited to just two starts this term, the Englishman has done enough to convince manager Richie Foran he is worthy of a new deal.
The 26-year-old joined Caley Jags from Torquay United in January but his season was curtailed by an ankle injury in just his third appearance for the club – a 2-0 Scottish Cup replay win against Stirling Albion at Caledonian Stadium.
Despite his setback Fisher was offered a six-month extension by previous manager John Hughes towards the end of last season and quickly caught the eye of Foran, who was keen to extend his stay.
Fisher’s only goal for Inverness so far came in their 2-2 home draw against Celtic in September and, although the form of Lonsana Doumbouya, who has netted four goals in his last five games, has kept him out of the team recently, Foran reckons he has a big part to play in the second half of the campaign.
Foran said: “He wants to learn from everyone at the club and he wants to be here.
“His workrate is phenomenal, training on and off the park. He’s first in in the morning and the last to leave.
“He’s a good footballer and there’s more to come from him. He’ll just have to be a bit patient and wait his chance while Lonsana is going strong.”
Caley Jags are also set to agree a new contract with defender Carl Tremarco, who has been offered a new deal until 2018, with Foran holding off until the end of next month before holding talks with Josh Meekings and Greg Tansey, who are also out of contract at the end of the season.