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Repeat of Queen of the South display will be enough to see Inverness Caledonian Thistle in the Championship promotion mix, says defender Kirk Broadfoot


By Andrew Henderson

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Kirk Broadfoot is confident that more performances like Inverness Caledonian Thistle’s display away at Queen of the South will be enough to keep them where they want to be by the end of the season.

The Caley Jags snapped a run of five games without a win by beating Queens 2–1 in Dumfries last Friday.

Billy Mckay was the key man for Inverness, scoring twice and coming close on a couple of occasions to grabbing a hat trick before the night was out.

Queens did make them work for it at the end though, getting one goal back through Lee Connelly and pushing hard for an equaliser – at one stage forcing Mark Ridgers to make a good save as the clock ticked down.

Kirk Broadfoot believes ICT's performance level against Queen of the South would be enough to keep them in the mix at the top of the table come the end of the season. Picture: Willie Vass
Kirk Broadfoot believes ICT's performance level against Queen of the South would be enough to keep them in the mix at the top of the table come the end of the season. Picture: Willie Vass

Broadfoot, though, felt there was more than enough for Inverness to take encouragement from, and believes repeat displays will keep them in the mix at the top.

“Performance-wise we’ve been okay, even when we lost 2–1 against Dunfermline we could have been out of sight in the first half,” he reasoned.

“We have let goals in and crumbled a wee bit, so it was good to see it out and stay strong after conceding.

“It’s obviously nice to win, but I honestly think the performances have been good.

“Results have not gone our way, so we could have had more points on the board, but anyone watching us could see that performances have been good.

“We’ve given away slack goals at the wrong times that have killed us in games, but if we keep putting in performances like that we’ll be fine over the course of the season.”

There are still improvements for ICT to make going forward – like killing games off when they are in front.

That is something the likes of Broadfoot is well aware of, though, as he added: “We know we’re a good side, who on our day will beat anyone.

“You can see in the way we play that we’re a possession team, we move the ball well and we’ve got very good players especially up top.

“We’ve got players all over the pitch that can hurt you, and it’s just a case of seeing games out a little bit more.

“If we can get a second or third goal a wee bit earlier, then it would be more comfortable, but I would take grinds every day if it means three points.”


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