Born: 23rd January 1986
Former Clubs: Celtic, Ross County, Morton, Dundee United, Inverness CT
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Montrose FC have signed Inverness Caledonian Thistle midfielder Michael Gardyne on a two and a half year deal, until the summer of 2024.
Dundee born Gardyne began his career as a youth at Celtic in 2004, but his first taste of success came whilst on loan to Ross County in 2006, scoring the first penalty in the Challenge Cup final shootout victory against Clyde. After a short move to Morton, Michael returned to County on a permanent deal in 2008, helping win the Second Division title that season, followed up by a Scottish Cup runners-up medal and nomination for First Division Player of the Year the following campaign.
In 2012, having won another Challenge Cup the season before and helped County secure promotion to the Premiership, Gardyne signed for his hometown Club Dundee United, where a three year stint would include loan periods with Kilmarnock and once again Ross County.
Signing permanently for the Staggies for a second time in 2015, Michael would go on to become the Club’s all-time top goal scorer, netting twice against Kilmarnock in December that year taking his tally to a record breaking 60. He would further add his name to the history books just three months later, opening the scoring in a 2-1 victory against Hibernian in the League Cup final, securing the Club’s first major silverware.
When Gardyne eventually left Dingwall last summer after a 15 year affiliation, he had amassed 73 goals in a record 444 appearances and a total of 7 medals.
Michael then went on to sign for Highland derby rivals Inverness Caledonian Thistle at the start of this campaign.
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