Blumenshtein fit and ready for action


Gil Blumenshtein will be looking to make up for lost time when he rejoins the Inverness Caledonian Thistle squad for Sunday's Premier Division clash at home to St. Mirren.

Blumenshtein, 20, has made just three appearances in an injury-plagued season after joining from Hapoel Beer Sheva in July. Inverness lie fourth in the SPL table and Blumenshtein is keen to help maintain their European aspirations ahead of three games in nine matches over a busy festive period.

"I've been training very hard and trying to stay positive," said Blumenshtein. "I hope to come back stronger and show everyone what I can do."

With parts of Scotland under snow, Blumenshtein and his teammates have been forced to train indoors in recent weeks. He said: "We have a small squad so I need to get my sharpness back. I need to get games under my belt and I'm sure I'll get my chance again soon."

Having spent much of the season on the sidelines, Blumenshtein has been joined by his family who have travelled from Israel and will stay with him for two weeks. Terry Butcher, the Inverness manager, said: "Gil has not really had much of an opportunity to train, let alone play. We need to get him to a good level of fitness where we can drum into him where he is going to play and how he is going to play.

"He has terrific ability, good pace and a lovely touch. I think there is still a lot to come from him."

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