Former Motherwell defender Laing set for Inverness move

Rangers' Kenny Miller in action with Motherwell's Louis Laing

HITC Sport understands Inverness are set to sign former Motherwell defender.

Rangers' Kenny Miller in action with Motherwell's Louis LaingMotherwell's Louis Laing in action with Rangers' Kenny Miller

Former Nottingham Forest and Motherwell defender Louis Laing has agreed a deal to join Inverness Caledonian Thistle, HITC Sport understands from sources close to the club.

Laing is currently a free agent after cancelling his contract at Motherwell by mutual consent earlier this month following his return from a successful loan spell at Notts County.

The 23-year-old made 27 appearances during his loan stint at Notts County and he decided to cancel his contract as he did not feel he would get many first-team opportunities upon his return to Motherwell.

A number of clubs in England and Scotland have expressed an interest in the former England youth international, but Inverness have moved quickly to agree a deal to bring the centre-back to the Caledonian Stadium on a deal until the end of the season.

Louis Laing - England U19Louis Laing played for England U19s

Inverness boss Richie Foran is desperate to bolster his squad, especially his defence, after seeing them lose 6-0 to Celtic in the Scottish Cup last weekend.

Inverness have endured a difficult season and are three points adrift at the bottom of the Scottish Premiership with 14 league games remaining.

Laing, who started his career at Sunderland, could go straight into the Inverness side for this weekend's home clash with Hearts as Inverness look to boost their survival hopes

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