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Robertson will have to look at loans for Caley Thistle youngsters


By Will Clark


John Robertson says he may have to look at loaning the majority of his young players out from Inverness Caledonian Thistle this season.

After the club’s application to enter a colts team into the Highland League to replace Cove Rangers was rejected, the manager is faced with trying to find 14 players somewhere to play next season.

ICT have won the Club Academy Scotland under-18s Performance League for the last two years.

The likes of Roddy MacGregor have been part of a very successful Inverness Caledonian Thistle youth side in recent years. Picture: Ken Macpherson
The likes of Roddy MacGregor have been part of a very successful Inverness Caledonian Thistle youth side in recent years. Picture: Ken Macpherson

But with those players now too old to play in that league next season, Robertson says he is trying to find them somewhere to play to help in their development as footballers

“We will have to loan them out as we are disappointed the Highland League didn’t allow us to come in,” he said.

“These lads would have played in a colts team with the likes of Roddy MacGregor, Cameron Harper and Matheus Machado pushing on to the first team.

“It is difficult to judge them against players of their own age.

“They have won their league in the last two years but we need to know where they are in terms of stepping up.”

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