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Defender says getting out of drop zone only motivation Inverness Caledonian Thistle need to beat Dunfermline

By Will Clark

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Danny Devine. Picture: James Mackenzie.
Danny Devine. Picture: James Mackenzie.

DANNY Devine says getting out of the relegation zone is the only motivation Inverness Caledonian Thistle need to find a victory against Dunfermline Athletic on Tuesday night.

Inverness failed to get out of the relegation zone yesterday as they had to find a late equaliser to earn a point against Arbroath in a 1-1 draw at Gayfield as they remain in ninth place.

Dunfermline moved out of the relegation play-off position after a 3-1 victory against Partick Thistle in Glasgow on Friday night.

Victory on Tuesday will take Inverness out of the bottom two and Devine knows the importance of a victory at the Caledonian Stadium, where they have only won twice in the Championship this season.

He says if they can create a good number of chances like they did against Arbroath, hopefully they can make them count against Dunfermline.

"If you look at our performance against Arbroath, we played really well in the first half," said Devine.

"It was a tough physical scrappy game, but we came out with a lot of chances.

"We showed a lot of fighting spirit and character after losing a cheap goal, that is the type of boys we have in the squad.

"It is a big game on Tuesday and we know that we need three points."

Devine admitted there was a lot of frustration against Arbroath that they couldn't make their chances count and said it sums up how Inverness have been this season.

However, he says they are determined to be more ruthless going into the final run of the regular season.

"We had so many chances that just passed us by," he said.

"Arbroath get their chance in the second half and score their goal.

"That has been the story of our season, but the lads showed great character to pull one back and at least get a point.

"We limited Arbroath to very few chances and played some really good defence.

"It is always difficult at Arbroath and we knew it was going to be a battle.

"We didn't take our chances, but we stuck in there and fought to the end."

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