Owain Tudur Jones is delighted Wales have a Caley Thistle representative in the squad for Euro 2016.
Tudur Jones won seven caps for his country before being forced to hang up his boots at the age of 30 because of a knee injury.
The tough-tackling midfielder spent two fruitful seasons at Caley Thistle and is delighted the club’s goalkeeper Owain Fon Williams has been included in Chris Coleman’s 23-man squad for this summer’s tournament in France.
Tudur Jones, who now works in the media, said: “I was back at the stadium last month to do some filming with big Owain.
“We had a good chat and he is a really good guy.
“I am sure everyone in Inverness knows that already.
“He is a very good footballer and there is something old-fashioned about the way he approaches the game. From the second he signed for Inverness I thought he would be very well suited to life in the Highlands.
“That has proven to be the case.
“Hopefully he has a good summer.
“He got his first cap back in November against Holland and he will be looking to get another one.
“He is a big part of the squad. I know that can sometimes be difficult if you aren’t playing. Some people joke about goalkeepers who never play but when you are away for long periods of time you need good professionals who train well and are ready to step in when the time comes.
“He has to be somebody who is good to be around.
“I’m sure Owain will get his guitar out over in France and help keep the spirits of the other players up.”