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Inverness Caley Thistle forward Austin Samuels believes that loan star Daniel Mackay can complement game


By Will Clark

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AUSTIN Samuels believes he has developed a good partnership with Daniel Mackay on the wing which he feels can compliment his own game.

Picture - Ken Macpherson. Premier Sports Cup (Group Stage) Inverness CT(4) v Albion Rovers(0). 19.07.22. ICT’s Austin Samuels unleashes a shot on goal.
Picture - Ken Macpherson. Premier Sports Cup (Group Stage) Inverness CT(4) v Albion Rovers(0). 19.07.22. ICT’s Austin Samuels unleashes a shot on goal.

Samuels says he has been impressed with the winger who has arrived back at Inverness on a season long loan from Premiership side Hibernian.

The two linked up well for Samuels to score during Caley Thistle’s 2–1 win over Livingston in the League Cup group stages.

Samuels (21) says Mackay can be effective for all players who are up front to fire Inverness to success this season.

“I know what he is capable of and I need to make sure when he has the ball I am there at the back post,” says Samuels.

“I am the only player in the team that keep up with him.

“Having a winger like him is a dream as you know he will beat his marker every time and he will send something into the box.

“It is up to us to be ready for it.”

Samuels also feels that he has developed a good relationship with striker Billy Mckay, whether that is playing up front with him or on the wing.

Samuels says there is a lot for him to learn as a winger but that he will continue to improve playing wide.

“I feel I have linked up well with Billy, we are polar opposites and it works out when we play together or when I am on the wing.

“If I am playing winger, there is a lot I need to improve on. That is not a problem for me.”

Caley Thistle head to Arbroath tomorrow and Samuels says the encounters between the two, including the play-off semi final triumph, will count for nothing.

“Last season is gone and we need to be looking forward.

“It is not something I am thinking about and we need to figure out this weekend.

“It will be their first home game of the season and the atmosphere will be the same. We need to silence the crowd and soak up the pressure.

“They have some good players and it will be tough to play against them down there.

“Every team will get our respect, but we also back ourselves to get the win on Saturday.”


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