Ex-Rangers defender Kirk Broadfoot has announced that he’s left Inverness Caley Thistle after their Premiership Playoff defeat by St Johnstone – but insists that he plans to play on next season.
The 37-year-old was a key figure in Caley’s run to the Playoff final but admits that he wants to be closer to his family in the Central Belt rather than spending nights in the Highlands.
After missing out on promotion after a second-leg thumping by St Johnstone, Broadfoot will now take his time to figure out where his future lies after a hectic season with Inverness.
“There’s a good core of boys at the club and I’m sure the manager will add to that again,” Broadfoot said [Scottish Sun].
“Unfortunately, I will not be there. This was my final game. There will be big players back, like Shane Sutherland who was missing.
“With those guys and adding to the squad I’m sure they’ll be there or thereabouts next season.
“I will keep playing. I feel fit enough. This was my 47th game of the season. I’ve had six games in 20 days and I feel fine.
“But I want to be more local for the family. The manager and the club has been great with me. They’ve given me more days off than the other boys, but I’ve still been away from my family for a few nights and I don’t want that next year.
“But I’ve had a great season at Inverness. I’ve been allowed to express myself and play and try and help the boys.
“It’s been a good season. Anyone would have taken a play-off final to get up to the Premiership before the season had started.
“With the group we had and the way we played, unfortunately, it was a step too far.
“I’m in no rush to get a new club. I’ll take it as it comes.”
Broadfoot’s next move likely to be his last as ex-Rangers defender’s career winds down
At 37, Broadfoot’s next club is likely to be his last as he moves into the twilight of his career.
Clubs like Falkirk or Raith Rovers may offer the sort of challenge that the ex-Rangers ace is looking for while still being able to remain a full-time player.
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