Caley Thistle’s long-serving skipper Carl Tremarco hopes he can enjoy fresh success with the much-changed Highlanders.
Englishman Tremarco is among the longest serving players at Caledonian Stadium, having made 144 appearances for Inverness since joining from Macclesfield Town in 2013.
Tremarco has overseen plenty of comings and goings during his five-year stint with the club, with the 32-year-old handed the captain’s armband for the new season by manager John Robertson following the departure of Gary Warren to Yeovil Town earlier in the summer.
Tremarco is among just five remaining players from Caley Jags’ Scottish Cup winning squad of 2015, however he believes good times are still ahead.
He said: “It’s quite strange, it makes me feel a bit old, but I’m still enjoying what I’m doing at the club.
“It’s upsetting when boys leave, such as Gary Warren. It’s sad to see friends leave, but it’s the nature of the game, you will make new friends coming in.
“It’s exciting, seeing different personalities and characters coming into the dressing room.
“You change the way you are, especially with being captain, but on the pitch it won’t really make a difference.”
Robertson has signed six new players over the summer, and Tremarco says his efforts have been focused on ensuring the fresh additions can quickly settle in Inverness.
He added: “Even before I was made skipper I would always go out of my way for new boys. Especially up in Inverness, it’s out the way and there’s not a lot to do.
“I was one of them, as part of one of the groups of boys that came up from down south.
“I’m always in their ear, seeing how they’re getting on and where they are staying, telling them what to do. If they’ve got kids, we will try and meet up as I have got kids as well.
“It’s not even part of the role, it’s just me being me, and making sure they can settle in.
“If they settle in and improve their football it benefits me, not just the team, but I will be happy.”