Allardice: Belief is back in spades at Inverness Caley Thistle
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Scott Allardice says every member of the Inverness Caledonian Thistle squad is pulling in the same direction, full of belief that more wins are coming.
Five wins in-a-row have seen the feel-good factor return in spades to the Highland capital, made even sweeter by keeping four consecutive clean sheets in the Championship.
After slipping down the league table and threatening to enter a relegation battle, the Caley Jags had been sitting in a promotion play-off spot until leapfrogged them last weekend.
So ahead of a trip to Greenock Morton tonight, three more points are on the wish list for ICT to regain their spot in the top four.
“Obviously three points go a long way, in the Championship especially,” Allardice said.
“It is massive having that confidence to go into the game saying ‘we’re going to get that win’.
“Everyone in the team has that same attitude right now, that same belief, and that’s fuelled by getting win after win, and clean sheet after clean sheet.
“At this time of the season, it’s all about points rather than performances, and that’s what we’re doing now.
“It was two or three weeks ago we played them at our place, and we were terrible.
“We know what we need to do to go and win the game, and if we show the same application levels and the same quality that we have had in recent weeks I have no doubt that we’ll stand ourselves a right good chance of getting three points.”
That match against Morton at the Caledonian Stadium last month, a drab 1–0 defeat, will have been the low-point of the season for everyone associated with the club.
“That was the turning point, 100 per cent,” Allardice admitted.
“The way we were playing was so bad. For a spell of three games I think we were very poor and we were losing which wasn’t a good mixture.
“Since then we’ve kicked on, and it was maybe the kick up the backside we needed because we were struggling, and we really needed to start winning games or else we were going to be in a relegation battle.
“We’ve gone back to basics, been a lot more solid, and we’re winning games.”