The familiarity factor was important for Inverness’s new signing Caley Thistle

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Billy Mckay says his previous stints with Inverness Caledonian Thistle convinced him to return to the club this summer.

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The 32-year-old forward joined his former club on a two-year contract after being released from Ross County at the end of the season.

Inverness has been a happy hunting ground for Mckay in the past, scoring 62 goals in 141 appearances in his first stint – which coincided with the club’s rise to the top six in the Premiership.

His form saw current Ross County boss Malky Mackay recruit him for Wigan Athletic and then in the English Championship, but it didn’t take long for him to return to Scotland on loan and then relocate to Dingwall for good.

“I am delighted to be back,” said Mckay after signing at Inverness.

“Obviously I’ve had good times here in the past, some of my best times in football have been here so I can’t wait to go.

“Obviously, knowing the club before was an important factor.

“Living in the area for as long as I have been was another factor, my family is settled here, and how much the club wanted me was a big factor as well.”

The last time Mckay played in the championship, he scored 20 goals as Ross County won the second tier title.

He believes his best form came with the Caley Jags, so he hopes to create some more memories in front of the Inverness faithful when they are allowed to return in greater numbers.

“I hope I can get back to this form,” he said.

“I’ve had my most prolific time here, and one thing I want to do is score goals.

“I think I can still do it.

“I hope the fans will be back in the stadium as soon as possible.

“I can’t wait to play in front of them again and hope to be able to score goals in front of them again.”


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