As we await news of the next step in Greg Tansey’s career, here’s a look back at how it’s been so far.
The 30-year-old is optimistic about his chances of returning to the professional game and more than a few Inverness supporters have been in touch with him online to suggest that he ought to return to the Caledonian Stadium.
Make my and most of Inverness’s day come back to The Highlands ?
— Jenjen (@jenstirling955) August 6, 2019
Born in Liverpool, Tansey joined Stockport County at the age of 13 and made the breakthrough to the first team in 2006.
His six years at Edgeley Park were up and down – the Hatters were promoted once and relegated twice while Tansey was on their books – and he left in June 2011 having made 112 appearances and scored 14 goals.
Most of those goals came in his final season where despite some standout performances that saw him finish as the club’s top scorer, Stockport were relegated from the Football League.
A move to Caley Thistle followed in the summer of 2011 and he made 39 appearances and scored five times in his debut season.
He returned to England the following summer, signing for League One Stevenage, but returned to Inverness in January 2014.
Along the way, Tansey won the Scottish Cup in 2015, played in the Europa League and remained a key part of Caley Thistle’s squad until he won a move to Aberdeen in 2017.
Injury problems plagued much of his time at Pittodrie and he only made 14 for the Dons.
Three appearances during an ill-fated loan spell at Ross County were made in 2017-18 and after being released by Aberdeen in January 2019, he moved to St Mirren.
He signed an 18-month deal but left the Buddies in the summer by mutual consent after making only eight appearances.