Grant Munro says Sunday’s joint testimonial with Russell Duncan will give Ross County and Inverness Caledonian Thistle fans a taste of next season’s Highland derbies.
The 31-year-old and team-mate Duncan will be honoured with a 45 minute match between his current side and his old employers.
Munro, who joined Inverness in 1998, left the club in the summer to join Derek Adams’ men.
The move has worked out for both the player and the club with the defender making 39 appearances as the Staggies won the First Division title, to earn their first crack at the Scottish Premier League.
And he believes the weekend’s game will have both sets of supporters looking forward to next season’s clashes.
Speaking to STV he said: “It’s great that both sides have agreed to it after a long, hard season so it’ll good to see some old faces on Sunday and we are both looking forward to very much.”
The Inverness-born player admits he has nothing but fond memories of his time at the Tulloch Caledonian Stadium.
He said: “It’s something I look back on very fondly probably more so as my career comes to an end. Two league winners medals, a Bell’s Challenge Cup and played over 360 for them so it’s something I’m very proud of.
“I think it [the game] will give them 45 minutes of what is to come. Both sets of fans will be looking forward to the Highland derbies next season so there will be a wee added bit of spice to the game, which will be good.”
Munro has been thrilled with the success he’s experienced in his short spell at Victoria Park.
Explaining how his move came about, he added: “They were the first team on the phone after what happened last year and it is close to my house which was an added bonus as well.
“The fans have been tremendous towards me and the whole club have been more than welcoming as well and things have worked out on the park.
“It’s up to the manager who stays and who goes but I’m sure most of the boys will be looking to get tied up for next year and sample the SPL with the Highland derbies as well.
“It’s a lot more profile for the boys who want to further their career and it’s great for them to showcase what they’ve got in their locker.
“It [SPL] is a great place to play and it’s good to go back to Ibrox, Parkhead and places like that.”