THE son of former Caley Thistle favourite Charlie Christie is one of eight youth players who Inverness have signed on professional contracts.
Ryan Christie (16) is one of five new recruits who hail from the city, the others being Andrew Skinner, also 16, Ryan Watson, Stephen Mackenzie and Matthew Murphy, all aged 17.
Seventeen-year-old Harry Stewart, from Aberdeen, was formerly on the books at Dundee United, while Kevin Buchan (16) from Dundee, had a spell at Dens Park. Marc Noble, aged 17 from Fraserburgh, is a product of Fraserburgh FC’s youth system.
"These eight youngsters join our full-time playing staff and will play for our under-19 team next season, but hopefully two or three can make such rapid progress that they make their breakthrough in to the first-team reckoning during the season," said Caley Thistle manager Terry Butcher.