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Defender Wallace Duffy has confirmed that he has left Inverness Caledonian Thistle.
Defender Wallace Duffy has confirmed that he has left Inverness Caledonian Thistle.

WALLACE Duffy has confirmed he has left Inverness Caledonian Thistle after not receiving any contact from the club regarding his future.

The 25-year-old says he has decided to leave the club after receiving no contact from Inverness Caledonian Thistle about staying on after his contract expired this week.

He spoke after goalkeeper Mark Ridgers revealed earlier today he has not received any contact with the club since Inverness lost the Championship play-off final to Hamilton Academical last month and were relegated to League One.

Speaking on Monday afternoon, Duffy confirmed he has decided to leave the club after his contract expired and he has received no contact from anyone at Inverness.

He feels players have been shown a lack of respect from the club that they have not been in contact with them.

“I feel nobody has been treated with respect regarding the next part of their careers,” Duffy said.

“A lot of these players gave Inverness Caledonian Thistle a lot of good memories. It hasn’t gone the way that we would have liked. But reaching Scottish Cup finals and play-off finals, you get the highs but you have to take the lows as well.

“I am not with Inverness Caledonian Thistle anymore, but it is not ideal the way that they have treated players, especially some players who are regarded as legends at the club.

“I have not had one message or phone call from the club, but I am not sure if my agent has spoke to them.

“I have not been approached at any time about my contract getting extended or any verbal agreement. I presumed I was done there anyway and didn’t expect to get a new deal because I had no word during the season. Nobody at the club made me aware that I wasn’t wanted, I have made that decision myself to leave.

“I wasn’t sure if I wasn’t staying regardless, but nobody told me. I have just left and they have not tried to keep me.”

“I feel it is unfair on us players, this is our job at the end of the day and we are not on Premier League wages where you can afford to not be employed for a small period. It is not fair on any player to not have contact from the club.”
Duffy joined Inverness Caledonian Thistle in 2020 after being released by St Johnstone and spent four years at the club.

He was part of the team which helped Inverness reach the Scottish Cup final in 2023 which lost 3-1 to Celtic in the final.

He says he will now evaluate his options about where he will take his career next.

“I have nothing lined up at all at the moment, but I won’t stress over it.

“If nobody comes in for me, i’ll find a job doing something else.

“I hope I can get something at a decent level, as I would like to stay full-time.”

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