Inverness manager Terry Butcher hails young side

Gregory Tade celebrates with his Inverness team-mates after scoring against Motherwell
Tade (second from right) scored Inverness's winner at Fir Park

Inverness Caledonian Thistle manager Terry Butcher was "absolutley thrilled" with his side's 1-0 win at Motherwell and heaped praise on his young team.

"I was delighted for the whole team," Butcher told BBC Scotland.

"The average age of the 10 outfield players that started was 22.3, so it was a very young side.

"With a young team, you're going to get energy, you're going to get good legs and you're going to get effort and enthusiasm, which we got."

Gregory Tade scored the winning goal at Fir Park and Butcher said: "He's a fantastic individual.

"I think that'll do a lot for him. He gives us good options and his pace is electrifying.

"He loves the club, he loves just to play in the SPL. It's enough to stimulate him and get him going every week.

"It's our first clean sheet of the season. It means a lot because that's four matches unbeaten, our longest spell without losing a match in the league so far.

"It's come at the right time, it's come over Christmas and New Year.

"I'm really pleased with the team. The organisation was good, the shape was good, they worked hard for each other."

Meanwhile, Butcher hinted at another possible transfer before the closure of the January window, having already taken defender Steve Williams on loan from Bradford.

"The transfer window will take care of itself, we may be able to bring another one in," added Butcher. "We'll see.

"I'm happy to say there's been no enquiries at all for any of our players so we want to keep all our players.

"If people make good offers for our players then they're on their way, simple as that.

"We've got a good happy ship that's obviously buoyant now and a lot happier after that win."

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