Caley Thistle’s new signing Ibra Sekajja is looking to make the most of the short-term deal he has signed at Caledonian Stadium and has already set his sights on extending it.
Ugandan-born forward Sekajja who has been without a club since his release from Crystal Palace has joined Inverness on a deal until January, having been on trial with Caley Jags for a fortnight.
The 21-year-old is now looking to compete with Billy Mckay for an attacking berth in John Hughes’ side and is relishing the challenge of pushing for a longer deal. Sekajja said: “I feel this is a great chance for me to kick on and show people what I’m about. In a way, it’s exciting for me to sign until January.
“Some people might think it puts a bit of pressure on me just signing short term but I see it as a great opportunity because if you sign short term you can get a better contract in the long term than if you signed one right now. It’s a great incentive for me.”
Sekajja got his Caley Thistle career off to a flying start by netting the opener just three minutes into the under-20 side’s 1-1 draw against Motherwell on Tuesday. Despite having been without a club since the summer, Sekajja insists fitness is of no concern and reckons he is ready to push for a place in the Inverness side to face St Mirren in their next Premiership match a week tomorrow.
Sekajja said: “I haven’t got any problems fitness-wise. Even in the game the other night I didn’t feel any trouble. I could have played another 90 minutes afterwards. I never gave myself a break in the summer because I was out of contract. I kept myself training. Some of the stuff I did on my own and I had help from personal trainers, too.”