Managerless Caley Thistle were handed a boost yesterday when first-choice goalkeeper Owain Fon Williams signed a new three-year deal.
Wales international Fon Williams was an ever-present for Inverness last season, after joining the club on a free transfer from Tranmere Rovers last summer.
Having committed his future to Caley Jags until 2019, Fon Williams will now join up with Chris Coleman’s Wales squad as preparations for next month’s European championship finals in France gather pace.
Despite the departure of manager John Hughes on Friday, Fon Williams said he had little hesitation in agreeing a new long-term deal.
He said: “I am delighted to have extended my contract. Inverness is a great place to play football and a beautiful part of the world to live.
“The people I work with every day at the football club have made my decision to stay a lot easier.
“Now I’m looking forward to the summer and meeting up with the Welsh squad ahead of the European championship finals in France.
“The coming season looks to be exciting and I’m sure the supporters and the rest of the players are equally looking forward to it.”
Fon Williams won his first cap for his country in a 3-2 friendly defeat by Netherlands in Cardiff last November and Caley Thistle chairman Kenny Cameron was pleased to settle the 29-year-old’s future prior to him joining up with his international team-mates ahead of Wales’ first major tournament since the 1958 World Cup in Sweden.
Cameron said: “It’s great to have got this finalised before Owain heads to meet up with the Wales squad in the next couple of days. He has been a fantastic addition to our squad in Inverness and to have him commit to the club and the Highlands for a further three years is brilliant for everyone.
“We’re also very proud to have a Caley Thistle player in strong contention for a place at Euro 2016 this summer. We wish Owain and the Wales squad all the best and look forward to seeing them in action.”