Caley Thistle manager Richie Foran hopes to complete the signing of trialist defender Kevin McNaughton in the next 48 hours.
After playing in Inverness’ 1-1 friendly draw against Brora Rangers on Tuesday, former Aberdeen player McNaughton came off the bench in last night’s 3-0 win against Nairn County at Station Park.
McNaughton is a free agent after leaving newly-promoted English Cham-pionship side Wigan Athletic at the end of last season, with Foran planning talks with the former Scotland international today.
Foran is optimistic the Highlanders can reach an agreement with the 33-year-old, and said: “We’ll have a chat and see where we stand. Hopefully we can get something done because he’s a player I like and admire.
“He’s got the composure and experience we need. I want defenders with experience and we’ve got that with David Raven, Gary Warren, Josh Meekings and Carl Tremarco.
“Kevin will add to that and he’ll be looking to come here and start games – he won’t be happy on the bench. He’s going to be pushing the rest of the defenders for a place if we can get him.
“He’s the right type we want, personality-wise, and I think he’s quite keen to come as well. Hopefully that one can work out for us.”
Caley Jags won last night thanks to a goal from attacker Scott Boden and one from youngster Ali Sutherland., plus an own goal by Nairn’s Paul Macleod.