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Angry Inverness Athletic manager will not accept repeat of Alness United defeat


By Will Clark

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INVERNESS Athletic manager Jason Golabek says he was angered with his team who appeared to accept defeat in their 3–0 loss to Alness United last weekend.

North Caledonian League Div 2..Alness v Inverness Athletic..Athletic's Liam Creighton and Alness wing back Michael Rae...Picture: Callum Mackay..
North Caledonian League Div 2..Alness v Inverness Athletic..Athletic's Liam Creighton and Alness wing back Michael Rae...Picture: Callum Mackay..

He says he will not accept a repeat performance when they take on St Duthus at Cromal Park in Ardersier tomorrow afternoon.

Inverness are four points adrift at the bottom of the North Caledonian League with only one point to their name.

In the bottom of the table clash at Alness last week, Athletic were 3–0 down after 63 minutes and Golabek was furious with the lack of fight from his team.

He expects a response tomorrow afternoon after last weekend’s poor performance.

“Last Saturday I was very angry with the players and disappointed in the manner that we lost the game,” he said.

“I can accept losing a game if we lose it in the right way, but not by accepting defeat with 25 minutes to go.

“I don’t normally get angry, but they pushed me to that point last Saturday.

“I have made my thoughts quite clear and I will be looking for a reaction.

“I want 90 minutes of hard work, belief, hunger and a will to try to win their first league game.”

Golabek added: “If I get what I got last week, then they can forget it.”

Centre half Craig Morrison is out tomorrow due to a groin strain he suffered in the game against Alness United last weekend.

However, Kyle Munro returns from holiday with everyone else in the squad being available for selection.

Athletic face St Duthus who have appointed former Inverness City assistant manager Alan Geegan as their new manager after a successful period acting as co-caretaker boss.

“Myself and Alan Geegan go back a long way and he is a good guy and a good coach,” said Golabek.

“I think he will do well there and I will be expecting a very well organised team on Saturday.”

Elsewhere in the North Caledonian League this weekend, Golspie Sutherland will take on Invergordon at King George V Park with Bonar Bridge facing Orkney at Migdale.


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