In a large increase to Inverness supporters, the 32-year-old midfielder agreed to a brand new two-year contract in the beginning of the month.
This got here only a week or so after the membership have been pipped within the Premiership play-off closing towards St Johnstone, a aspect they have been stage with after 45 minutes till a four-goal blitz from Saints blew them away.
Captain Sean Welsh had no qualms about signing a brand new Caley Thistle deal as a result of he desires to steer the membership again into the Premiership.
The previous Partick Thistle ace was out of contract, however he defined he was by no means seeking to transfer away from the Highland capital.
He mentioned: “I’m comfortable right here and settled with my household. We like dwelling right here, so it was only a case of getting the deal completed and I used to be delighted to get it signed and get again to work.
“We’re again after the (play-off) failure final yr, however we’re decided to actually kick on subsequent yr.
“We’ve got the nucleus of a robust squad. The gaffer has added two gamers already (Steven Boyd and Nathan Shaw) and if he can add one other two or three then we can have a proper good probability. We’ve got to imagine we are able to go one step additional subsequent season.”
And to try to win the title, they have to keep away from something just like the 11-match winless stoop in the course of final season.
The poor run of kind threatened their promotion bid earlier than a rousing end to the marketing campaign shot them again into rivalry.
Seven wins and a draw bought Inverness off to a flying begin at the start of the league time period final yr and Welsh insists hitting the bottom working allied with a much less dramatic dip can deliver rewards north.
He mentioned: “We had a blip, which was too lengthy in the course of the season. We’ve got to make sure that doesn’t occur once more.
“If we are able to get off to anyplace close to nearly as good a begin as we did final yr, which was unbelievable, we simply want to make sure any blips don’t final as lengthy and we can have an important probability.”
Caley Thistle’s pre-season matches begin on Wednesday once they play Clach at Grant Road earlier than heading to Brora Rangers on Saturday.
And Welsh says all the things is geared in direction of being prepared for the Premier Sports activities Cup kicking off on July 9.