Dodds snapped up former West Brom left-back Zak Delaney, an Irish youth worldwide, on Monday for his fourth signing this summer time.
He follows winger Nathan Shaw, striker Steven Boyd and centre-half Max Ram into the Caledonian Stadium.
Inverness head coach Billy Dodds will run with a tighter squad within the Championship subsequent season – however he reckons gamers will have the ability to fill a number of roles inside his group.
Delaney was on mortgage at Nationwide League South aspect Bathtub Metropolis final 12 months, having come by way of the youth system on the Baggies, of the English Championship.
The Highlanders, who’re additionally closing in on their former ahead George Oakley, will probably be pushing for the second tier title after dropping the Premiership promotion play-off last to St Johnstone in Might.
With skilled central defender Kirk Broadfoot shifting on, bringing in Delaney – who may play in the midst of defence – opens up choices to ICT boss Dodds.
He mentioned: “We’re going to run with a smaller squad, however we’re going to have versatility. We’re going to have much more of that than final season.
“Everybody we’re signing seems like they will match into most positions defensively.
“The membership have been nice, however typically you possibly can have too many (gamers), though there have been occasions final season the place we solely had three or 4 on the bench.
“Even when we choose up accidents, we’d have sufficient. We’d have a look at it in another way come the winter switch window, however proper now we’re considering of only one or two extra.”
Dodds has been impressed by Delaney, who has come by way of victorious video games as a trialist towards Clach and Brora Rangers.
He additionally acquired game-time in a 6-3 bounce sport, closed-door win towards Premiership St Johnstone on Tuesday.
Dodds believes the teen suits the invoice on a number of ranges and that’s why he secured the gifted lad on a two-year deal.
He mentioned: “We’re delighted to signal Zak. He’s a younger lad with an unbelievably good perspective.