Football - Butcher enjoys `fantastic Christmas present'

Inverness received another boost in their incredible season when defenders Graeme Shinnie and Josh Meekings both signed two-year contract extensions.

Caley Thistle confirmed the players had both tied themselves to the Clydesdale Bank Premier League club until May 2015.

Manager Terry Butcher, whose second-placed side host St Mirren on Boxing Day, told the club website: "I am extremely delighted that we have extended Graeme's and Josh's deals, as they have performed brilliantly for the first team and thoroughly deserve their new contracts.

"This is a fantastic Christmas present for the club and supporters.

"I am optimistic that there will be other news of further extensions to other players in the near future."