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Proctor reflects on 10 years since Inverness Caledonian Thistle bounced back up to the Premiership


By Alasdair Fraser

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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.

Ex-ICT player David Proctor has called football a release while looking back on the club's promotion to the Premiership a decade ago. Picture: Ken Macpherson
Ex-ICT player David Proctor has called football a release while looking back on the club's promotion to the Premiership a decade ago. Picture: Ken Macpherson

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.”

Read more in today's Highland News.


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