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Inverness Caledonian Thistle winger Logan Chalmers says he needed a manager who had trust in him after loan move from Dundee United

By Will Clark

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Logan Chalmers says the faith Inverness Caledonian Thistle head coach Billy Dodds has shown in his ability has resulted in his excellent form in recent weeks.

ICT’s Logan Chalmers flashes this shot just wide of the Partick post.
ICT’s Logan Chalmers flashes this shot just wide of the Partick post.

The winger, who is on loan from Dundee United, was named as the Scottish Championship player of the month for April.

He scored in three of the five games last month which helped Inverness achieve third place in the Championship.

Chalmers says moving on loan to Inverness and playing under Dodds has helped him get back to his best.

“Coming here to Caley Thistle was just mainly about getting game-time, minutes under my belt, and trying to get my confidence back,” he said.

“Once I got the two late goals to grab a victory at the death against Raith Rovers I gained a lot of confidence from that.

“I started to play my own game and I’ve added a few more goals since.

“All I’ve really needed is a manager that trusts and believes in me.

“The manager here has fully done that.

“He’s got me back to doing what I always knew I could do at a consistent level.”
Speaking about being named Championship player of the month for April, he said: “It’s a great award to pick up. I’ve been in good form over the last month, so I’m just looking to keep that going into the games coming up.”

Chalmers said the lack of first team opportunities at Dundee United resulted in his dip in form before being loaned out to Inverness.

“As a winger or attacking player, you’re judged on goals and assists, what you’re doing for the team.

“What happened at United was perhaps down to lack of minutes, confidence, which is a big thing as a winger.

“When you start to score week-in, week-out you start to believe you can score in every game.

“In the past couple of months I’ve built confidence and I’m coming into games feeling good about my game and feeling like I can really help the team as well.”

Chalmers is expected to start in tonight’s Premiership play-off semi final clash against Arbroath at the Caledonian Stadium.

He says what attracted him north in the first place was to be part of a team capable of achieving promotion to the Premiership.

“One of the main reasons I wanted to come here was to be involved in the race at the top of the table.

“At the time I arrived the aim was still to go and win the league.

“We went through a bit of a bad patch but picked it up at a vital time and these are now the kind of games you really want to be playing in.”

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