ICTFC take on Highland League opposition as they continue preparations for the 2018/19 season. The Caley Jags travel to Station Park to face Nairn on Friday evening and face Clach at Grant Street on Saturday afternoon.
Friday 6th July 7:30pm- Nairn County v ICTFC
Adults: £8 Concessions: £5
Saturday 7th July 2pm- Clach v ICTFC
Adults: £8 Children and Concessions: £4
Before the friendlies, Carl Tremarco was named as the new Caley Jags captain, with Aaron Doran becoming the new vice-captain of the club.
ICTFC Manager John Robertson said: “There’s a variety of reasons for Carl being named as Captain. He commands the respect of his peers in the dressing which is important. The standards he demands of himself in training and in games is important as he leads the way for the rest of the team. The fact is he’s been here for a long time, he knows the club, knows what we’re after, he’s taken the club to his heart and he joins the list of very strong captains at Inverness.
“You can go back to the Mike Nobles of this world, through to Bobby Mann who was a big captain here for many years, Grant Munro who was a fantastic captain for many years then you move onto Richie Foran, Gary Warren and now Carl Tremarco. He fits the mould of a strong leader, we feel that with Carl and the back-up of Aaron as vice-captain that it’ll be a good mix for us going forward.”
New ICTFC Captain Carl Tremarco said: “I’m pleased, I’ve known for a few days now so it’s nice to get it out there. It’s something that won’t change the way I play, the way I approach game or what I’m like in the dressing room, thing that people don’t see is probably the main job behind the scenes regarding players and stuff and that’ll be the challenging part. But, on the park it’s just normal service for me.
“Gary Warren and Richie Foran were the best two captains I’ve played under, no doubt about that, so I’ve learnt a hell of a lot just about how to be a leader and how to do things right. So, I’m hoping by playing under them it’ll put me in good stead.”
“Just because I wear an armband doesn’t change the way I’ll approach games. We had Gary Warren and Iain Vigurs last season, but I still see myself as a leader. You sometimes see things that other people don’t see and I’m hoping Aaron will see things I don’t, that’s what he’s there for as vice-captain, you can’t see everything so you need boys to step up.”