Innes plans Caley exit
Chris Innes has revealed he will be leaving Inverness at the end of the season for personal reasons.
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Last Updated: 27/04/11 9:39am
Inverness defender Chris Innes has revealed he will be leaving the club at the end of the season for personal reasons.
The 34-year-old, whose contract expires this summer, will not be signing a new deal as he plans to live closer to his Edinburgh-based family.
Innes admits the distance between Inverness and his family home has taken its toll on him and that he will look for a new club closer to Edinburgh.
"I have told the gaffer I can't re-sign," Innes told the Daily Record. "I am based in Edinburgh and have three small children. The toll it has taken on me mentally and physically is far too much.
"I have an eight-month-old, a two-year-old and a five-year-old. My wife, Lara, is looking after them. The gaffer is an easy guy to speak to about family as he is a very family-orientated man.
"He was very understanding. He said there was no problem and said he knew where I was coming from."
Meanwhile, Inverness boss Terry Butcher has admitted he would like to bring loan star Aaron Doran back to the club next season as well as sort out a new deal for Shane Sutherland.
"I would like to get Aaron back here," noted Butcher. "He is a great, bubbly character and a good player as well.
"Shane will also be offered a contract so hopefully these moves will work out."