Watford defender Tom Aldred joins Inverness CT on loan

Inverness Caledonian Thistle

Inverness have signed Watford defender Tom Aldred on a six-month loan deal.

The 20-year-old Scot has been at Vicarage Road for a year after moving from Carlisle but has yet to make a first-team appearance for the Hornets.

Centre-half Aldred played seven times for Stockport County in League Two when he was on loan there last season.

His arrival at Inverness will help to compensate for the departure of defenders Chris Hogg and Chris Innes at the end of last season.