Inverness: Greg Tansey signs new Caley Thistle deal

Inverness Caledonian Thistle midfielder Greg Tansey
Greg Tansey is in his second spell at Caledonian Stadium

Midfielder Greg Tansey has signed a two-year contract extension with Inverness Caledonian Thistle.

The 26-year-old Englishman is now contracted to the Scottish Premiership club until May 2017.

Tansey is in his second spell at Caledonian Stadium, having spent two years with Stevenage.

"I've really enjoyed my football since returning last January," he said, praising manager John Hughes on his club website.

"John likes us to play a passing game, which suits me down to the ground, and I can really engage with the way he has us train.

"We've got a great bunch of lads here who have all got each other's back both on and off the park - that's something you don't always get elsewhere.

"I also like living in Inverness and certainly don't miss the long commutes to training that I had in London.

"It's important to be happy and playing football at the right club for the right reasons. I was delighted to return to the club last year and it was an easy decision to commit to extending my stay."

Inverness Caledonian Thistle striker Billy McKay
Striker Billy McKay is one of four other first-team regulars who are out of contract in the summer.

Tansey scored seven goals in 2014 after rejoining the club in January following a spell with Stevenage.

Hughes said: "We faced tough competition in bringing Greg back to the club last year, but I'm glad we persevered as he's making an important contribution to what we're achieving in Inverness.

"He's a committed and hardworking player, so it's pleasing to get him signed up for another couple of years.

Midfielder Marley Watkins, defenders Josh Meekings and Graeme Shinnie, plus striker Billy McKay, are also out of contract in the summer.

Hughes has admitted that he may have to seek replacements during January in anticipation of losing McKay and Shinnie.

Caley Thistle chairman Kenny Cameron added: "As a club we've benefited greatly from the continuity in the squad over the last few seasons and it's great that players like Greg want to stay here and be a part of that.

"Last summer was quiet for us with transfer activity as players had committed to contract extensions earlier in the year.

"My hope is to be in the same position this summer and we'll continue to work with the manager and players to achieve that."

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