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Last Updated: Wednesday, 4 July 2007, 15:35 GMT 16:35 UK
McDonald joy at Inverness switch
Dean McDonald
Dean McDonald scored six times for Gillingham last season
Inverness have completed the signing of striker Dean McDonald on a two-year deal, with a further year option.

The 21-year-old joins from Gillingham, where he scored six goals in 30 appearances for the League One club.

"Without doubt, the club are now well established in the top flight and it's a great platform for me," McDonald told the Highland club's website.

"I had another couple of offers but I felt Inverness Caley Thistle was the best move for me personally."

Inverness were seeking a replacement for Craig Dargo, who left last month when his contract expired and has since joined SPL rivals St Mirren.

"Obviously there will be comparisons made between myself and Craig Dargo," added McDonald.

"I am very aware of the impact he made here and the amount of goals he scored speak for themselves.

"But I feel I am a different type of player and I wouldn't class myself as an out and out goalscorer.

"I am a creative player. However, I do think I have a good eye for goal."

Inverness manager Charlie Christie revealed that he is still looking for another forward and a new central defender.

But Austrian league players Dominique Taboga and Benedict Bauer have not made it over to Scotland for a proposed trial.

Christie said: "With one of them picking up an injury it seemed pointless just taking one of them over, so they will both come on 16 July once we return from our Italian training camp."

Taboga, 24, is a centre-back who was with second division side SC Kapfenberg last season.

Bauer, a 20-year-old striker, is in the first-team squad at top-flight outfit Admira Wacker.

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