Caley Thistle manager John Robertson is delighted trialist Grant Nelson is making the most of his chance to win a deal with the club.
The former Rangers midfielder impressed by scoring a spectacular goal and setting up the other in Tuesday’s 2-2 draw at Rothes and Robertson hopes the 19-year-old can continue to show the form he has produced in two trialist appearances.
He said: “He scored a great goal and he has got qualities which is why we’re having a look at him. We’ve made no decision yet but he certainly didn’t do his chances any harm with the goal he scored.”
Carl Tremarco captained the side at Mackessack Park on Tuesday and Robertson expects to announce Gary Warren’s successor and the new vice-captain in the next couple of days.
The Caley Jags boss said: “We know who the captain is and who the vice-captain is but we’ll name that later.
“We identified the people we wanted at the club and we’ve talked to them and they are happy to accept.”
Robertson continued his policy of fielding two teams on the same date as he watched one team in action at Rothes while assistant Scott Kellacher took another Caley Jags side to Forres where they won 4-2.
The Inverness manager is keen to see his players gain as much game time as possible ahead of the new season starting next weekend and the process will continue this weekend with one team facing Nairn County tomorrow with the second team in action at Clach on Saturday.
Robertson said: “Rothes have a strong side and have made some good signings. We told the boys beforehand it was going to be a tough test and it was exactly that.
“There were four good goals in the game and it was exactly what we needed, and the boys understand where they are fitness-wise.
“We’re trying to get 90 minutes into everyone which is why we’ve split the teams.”