Inverness CT sweep Clydesdale Bank SPL November awards

Billy McKay goals from November

Inverness Caledonian Thistle have been rewarded for their fine run of form by scooping all three Scottish Premier League sponsors' awards for November.

Third-placed Caley Thistle won at Kilmarnock, Celtic and Aberdeen and drew with Hearts during the month.

Terry Butcher, striker Billy McKay and winger Aaron Doran have been voted manager, player and young player of the month respectively.

"I'm really pleased for the players, they've been fantastic," said Butcher.

"They're a handful to play against and they're great to have in our side," he told BBC Scotland.

"For us to get all three awards is a first, and we're creating so many firsts, and so much history - it's quite remarkable."

The Highlanders amassed 10 points from 15 in the league in November, with their superb away form in stark contrast to the 5-1 hammering by Motherwell at the Caledonian Stadium.

Butcher's side began the month with a 2-1 win at Kilmarnock, followed by a 1-1 draw at home to Hearts.

The defeat by the Steelmen on 18 November preceded a 1-0 victory at Celtic Park and a 3-2 midweek triumph over Aberdeen at Pittodrie.

The Inverness boss also revealed that he had agreed a deal to keep Philip Roberts on loan from Arsenal to the end of the season, and midfielder Nick Ross has agreed to sign a two-year extension to his deal with the club.

"We've not just had one good month, we've had three good months," added Butcher.

"This club is enjoying a special season.