Butcher Close To Seven New Deals

14 June 2012 08:25
Losing key players does not help planning for the new season but Terry Butcher is working on expanding his squad.

Inverness' Terry Butcher is close to filling the gaps left by the likes of  Gregory Tade, Greg Tansey, Jonny Tuffey and Thomas Piermayr by agreeing deals with up to seven new players. The Thistle manager has already brought in defender Gary Warren from Newport and expects others to be confirmed in the coming weeks with Jonny Hayes still to decide on his future.Butcher said: "I'm more than happy with the progress that has been made on bringing in new players and we've certainly benefited from doing the spadework very early. Names cannot be revealed just now as their contracts at other clubs have not yet expired. But they have committed their futures to us and that is very satisfying. Some can be named within the next week to 10 days, but the fact that they are checking out homes and schools in Inverness speaks for itself. I expect them all to be at Fort George when pre-season training begins and I'm confident our supporters will be pleased with who we've been able to bring in on our restricted budget."