Alex Fisher hopes to become Inverness CT’s Jamie Vardy success story

first_imgHe added: “I moved away from home when I was young so I’m used to being away from family. In terms of playing in Europe I have got used to different styles of football. “Fast or slow tempo, direct or not so direct so I feel like I have a good all-round knowledge of the game.” New Inverness CT striker Alex Fisher says he takes inspiration from Jamie Vardy as he aims to become the Highland side’s latest successful recruit from England’s lower leagues.The 25-year-old has joined the Scottish Cup holders after a short trial period, just a month after departing National League side Torquay United.Inverness developed a reputation for finding gems in the lower reaches of the English game under previous boss Terry Butcher and coach Steve Marsella, a policy which has continued under current manager John Hughes.As a forward Fisher believes the example of Leicester striker Vardy, who rose from non-league football to break the Premier League’s record for goals in 11 consecutive matches as well as turn out for England, shows the depth of talent available. Now he hopes to make his mark at the Caledonian Stadium, telling STV: “I’ve spoken to a few of the coaches here and the manager and they’ve said what they’ve done for younger players and players in my position.“I think you just have to look at the Jamie Vardys of the world to see what can happen to talent in the lower leagues if they are given a chance. I’m just over the moon that I’ve got this opportunity.“I’ve only heard good things and the longer I can stay here the better. I’d love to settle down but first and foremost I have to perform and if I can do that then I’ll be rewarded with a longer contract.”In addition to his time in his homeland, Fisher has enjoyed spells in Spain, Belgium and Italy and he believes his experience abroad will aid him as he settles into life in the Highlands.last_img read more