Wallace Duffy says Inverness Caledonian Thistle can’t rely on favours from other teams in chase for promotion
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WALLACE Duffy says Inverness Caledonian Thistle are not looking for favours from other teams in the Championship, saying they are determined to remain in the promotion hunt with their own results.
Inverness have failed to win their last three matches, picking up just two points, which has seen them drop off the top of the table and fall two points behind Kilmarnock.
Draws with promotion rivals Raith Rovers and Partick Thistle, along with a home defeat to Arbroath, saw Inverness lose their five- point advantage at the top of the table.
Defender Duffy says the Championship is already showing it is going to be one of the closest in years, but says Inverness are fully aware they can’t rely on other results bailing them out if they do not pick up victories of their own.
“It is an even batch this season and you never get an easy game in the Championship,” said Duffy.
“But I think any team is there or thereabouts of being able to take points.
“Even though we are at the top end, other teams are not far away.
“But we can’t focus on any other team and we have to keep getting points ourselves and see where that will take us.
“We can’t rely on other results going our way because we know what the league is like.”
Ordinarily, going to Raith Rovers and Partick Thistle and coming away with a point would seem like a decent result, with both clubs having aspirations of promotion.
But Duffy says it shows the mentality in the Inverness squad right now that they felt they should have done better and picked up maximum points from those grounds.
Looking back at the last three games, Duffy said: “Obviously we wanted nine points, against Raith we were disappointed in ourselves as we were good on the front foot and then they went to 10 men, we thought it is ours to lose and it was two points dropped rather than a point gained.
“But before the game you would have said a point at Raith Rovers was a good result, but it was disappointing the way the game panned out.
“Against Arbroath, the wind played a big part and it was not a great game.
“We probably played our best game against Partick away from home and we don’t come away with three points. We are not too pleased at drawing games at places where you think a point would be a good result. That shows where we’re at.”
Speaking about the 0-0 draw at Partick, Duffy said: “We knew their threats going forward and if we kept it tight at the back our front players definitely had some chances. But we did not picture having that many clear cut chances.
“The fact we didn’t take any of them, where as other games we did not have as many chances, but we took it by one goal or 2-1, I couldn’t believe we didn’t score, I thought we were unbelievable.”