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Inverness Caledonian Thistle defender Robbie Deas is fine with change to wing position


By Will Clark

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ROBBIE Deas says he has adapted well to his new role of left-back after previously playing in central defence earlier in his career.

Picture - Ken Macpherson, Inverness. See story. Inverness CT’s 1st day back at training at Fort George for the new season ahead. Having fun are (l to r) Robbie Deas, Danny Devine and David Carson.
Picture - Ken Macpherson, Inverness. See story. Inverness CT’s 1st day back at training at Fort George for the new season ahead. Having fun are (l to r) Robbie Deas, Danny Devine and David Carson.

Originally brought in as a centre-back when signed by former manager John Robertson, Deas found himself as the club’s number one left-back by ex-interim manager Neil McCann and now current head coach Billy Dodds.

He has performed well in his new position, as along with centre-back pairing Danny Devine and Kirk Broadfoot, along with right-back David Carson, they have formed a stone wall defence which has not conceded a goal in five matches.

Deas was switched back to centre defence for the Trust Trophy win over Buckie Thistle last week, a position which he says is more natural to him.

But he says he has more than enough ability to cope playing at left-back and is pleased with the positive reviews.

“I played at centre-half my full professional career, I used to play left-back growing up and I have enjoyed it this season,” said Deas.

“I am lucky enough to
play more than one position, and I’m a different sort of left- back to Cameron Harper, who is more attacking and has a great delivery on him.

“Since I’m more natural at centre-half I tend to defend more than attack and that has shown in the games.

“But I will play anywhere the gaffer tells me to play and however he wants.

“Luckily I have done not bad this season, I still have a lot to learn at left-back and centre-back.

“I am only 21 and still have a lot to learn, but I can’t ask anyone better to learn from the coaches.”

Caley Thistle have not conceded a goal in their
last five matches and Deas says it is a proud record
they are determined to carry on.

“Getting the clean sheet was important for myself because how we have started in the league.

“To continue that run meant a lot, it was a perfect game for boys who have not had minutes this season.

“As a defender I rarely score, so clean sheets to me is the equivalent, so I take massive pride as it shows upon us we are doing our job.”


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