The 26-year-old striker loved two pretty fruitful seasons at Inverness, scoring 17 instances earlier than leaving for Hamilton Accies in 2019.
Spells at OFC Pirin Blagoevgrad in Bulgaria, Kilmarnock and Woking since then didn’t ship the satisfaction first present in Inverness and he signed a two-year deal final week to return.
Match-winning Caley Thistle striker George Oakley insists he’s again within the “superb” Highlands to assist ship promotion to the Premiership second time round.
And he wasted no time in delivering – by stepping off the bench to attain the one aim late on in Saturday’s Premier Sports activities Group G opener at Kelty Hearts.
The massive Englishman was thrilled to get off the mark once more for ICT and defined the response to his transfer again north has been good.
He mentioned: “My telephone has been going psychological, asking me the way it feels to be again.
“The quick and candy reply is ‘superb’. I missed the place – I beloved it final time I used to be up right here. There are good individuals right here and I could be blissful.
“The Highlands is simply superb and it looks like house and I can simply get on with the soccer and luxuriate in it once more. That’s all I’ve been needing.
“The final three years have been a roller-coaster for me. I’ve realized. There are ups and downs in soccer. For instance, I went overseas and that didn’t work out.
“You come house, issues occur and managers change. It’s half and parcel of the sport.
“Generally you strive issues and it doesn’t occur, however it’s all about driving on now.”
What can also be driving Oakley on is the prospect to change into a Premiership participant with Caley Thistle.
He was a supporter because the Championship membership reached the play-off closing in Could, solely to be pipped by St Johnstone.
He mentioned: “I watched all their play-off video games. The great factor is we’ve saved the core of the crew, with actually solely (defender) Kirk Broadfoot shifting on.
“The supervisor has added gamers to cowl that, to push that little bit additional, to attempt to get again into the Premiership.