Proctor reflects on 10 years since Inverness Caledonian Thistle bounced back up to the Premiership
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David Proctor needs no lectures on where football stands in the greater scheme as Covid-19 threatens lives.
The former Inverness Caledonian Thistle hero, now interim East Kilbride manager, finds himself on the frontline at University Hospital Hairmyres.
But amid the fear and tragedy of the health crisis, the newly-qualified physiotherapist thinks it has never been more important to celebrate what we love.
“It is not a nice time in the NHS,” Proctor said.
“Everyone needs a release. Football is so important to so many and it has probably never been more important to celebrate the good times.”
Some of the 35-year-old’s great memories were generated a decade ago as Terry Butcher sent relegated Caley Thistle hurtling straight back into the top flight. Yet it was a quest that seemed doomed before autumn.
“We weren’t too convincing before Christmas,” Proctor recalled.
“With Dundee on a brilliant run, a lot of people wrote us off, but Terry definitely still believed.”
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