Returning striker George Oakley craved Caley Thistle second shot, says head coach Billy Dodds
The highly effective 26-year-old Englishman, who bagged 17 targets throughout his two-year stint at ICT from 2017, is again and relishing the prospect to catch fireplace as soon as once more within the north.
Since leaving Inverness to hitch Hamilton, the ahead has additionally performed within the Bulgarian First Division with Pirin Blagoevgrad, returned to Scotland to play for a spell at Kilmarnock and was at English Nationwide League facet Woking final time period.
Head coach Billy Dodds reckons bringing striker George Oakley again to Caley Thistle will show to be a profitable transfer.
He has recovered properly from a leg break final autumn and is decided to rekindle his love affair with the Highland membership.
Dodds, who has landed the attacker on a two-year contract, believes he’s obtained a participant totally dedicated to the trigger for the membership.
He mentioned: “George is a pleasant large man, however I don’t need him to be good, I would like him to be bodily.
“He’s obtained the profitable mentality. He had 60 minutes towards Forres in midweek and we’re constructing him up regularly (when it comes to his health).
“George is a man that was determined come right here. He beloved the membership and needed to offer it one other shot.
“I don’t know whether it is true, however I get the impression he left and regretted it. He loves this place and runs by brick partitions. He is a good performer.
“Ross Hughes (ICT’s head of bodily efficiency) labored with him at Kilmarnock and advised me how good he was and matches the factors in each division.
“George brings that bodily facet, which I felt we missed in sure video games final season, so we’re delighted George has signed.”
Oakley took to social media to precise his delight at securing a return ticket to the Caledonian Stadium.
He tweeted: “Again the place it began in Scotland! After having a journey of ups and downs previous three years, I’m completely over the moon with this to be again at such a tremendous membership the place I’ve had a few of my finest reminiscences and may’t wait to make much more! Can’t await season to get going.”
ICT additionally signed former West Brom defender Zak Delaney this week.