Published: 24/05/2013 10:05 - Updated: 23/05/2013 17:43

Kidderminster midfielder linked to move north

Written byEilidh Davies

Inverness Caley ThistleA KIDDERMINSTER Harriers midfielder is understood to have been scouted by Inverness Caledonian Thistle with a view to a possible move north to the SPL club.

It is believed that James Vincent (23) has been looked at by the club’s scout Steve Marsella who is currently down south scouting a number of players for the Inverness club.

Terry Butcher is currently on holiday following his club’s derby defeat to Ross County last weekend and was unavailable for comment yesterday, but the club confirmed that there are several players currently on their radar who are being looked at by the club who ensured a top six SPL finish and narrowly missed out on European football next season.

A spokesman for Inverness Caledonian Thistle FC yesterday said: "Our scout Steve Marsella is currently down south looking and speaking to various players.

"We do expect to make new signings when the window opens on the 9th of June."

The spokesman added that they were unable to comment on individual players but did confirm that Vincent is currently with another club.

Vincent was one of the Aggborough outfit’s most consistent performers as they finished second in the Blue Square Bet Premier.

He appeared 41 times for the club last season, which triggered a clause in his contract to offer him a new deal. But Vincent has failed to sign up as yet.

If the former Stockport County midfielder was to secure a transfer to the Scottish Premier League, Harriers would be able to thrash out compensation for him with Inverness under the Bosman Ruling.

Kidderminster chairman Mark Serrell was in the dark about Vincent’s possible move north of the border but admitted if it was true, the club would be powerless to prevent him from leaving.

He said: "I have to admit I don’t know anything about James’ link with Inverness.

"We offered James a new deal and were hoping to sort something out but if it’s true that they are interested in him then we could lose him.

"When a club from the Scottish Premier League shows an interest it is too good an offer to ignore.

"It shows once again that Harriers are a breeding ground for talented young players."

Meanwhile Caley Thistle have secured Republic of Ireland U19s international and Burnley midfielder Adam Evans, the club’s third summer signing. Butcher likened Evans, who is due to join the club next week on a one-year contract, to Celtic’s Charlie Mulgrew. Last week 18-year-olds Liam Polworth and Ryan Christie also joined the club.

Irish winger Aaron Doran is believed to be close to signing a new two-year contract with the Inverness outfit.

He joined Caley Thistle from Blackburn Rovers in 2011. Doran had been linked to a return to English League 1 side MK Dons, where he spent a month on loan from Blackburn in 2009 but Butcher remains confident that the winger will stay with Inverness.

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