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Defender Danny Devine says there is room for Inverness Caley Thistle to improve after draw with Queen's Park on opening day of Scottish Championship

By Andrew Henderson

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Danny Devine says there is room for improvement from Inverness Caledonian Thistle after they kicked off the Championship season with a 1-1 draw at home to Queen’s Park.

Picture - Ken Macpherson. Inverness CT(1) v Queen’s Park(1). 30.07.22.
Picture - Ken Macpherson. Inverness CT(1) v Queen’s Park(1). 30.07.22.

The second-tier newcomers were the better side in the first half at the Caledonian Stadium and deservedly took the lead through Jake Davidson.

Mark Ridgers was called into action a number of times to ensure that the Caley Jags would not fall further behind, before Billy Mckay earned Inverness a point just before half-time.

After a successful Premier Sports Cup group stage that saw ICT qualify for the second round for the first time in six years, it felt like something of a come down to be held at home.

However, it is only one game as far as the league is concerned, and Devine says the Inverness players are determined to work hard on the training pitch to improve for upcoming games.

“When they got the first goal, they had another couple of chances after that and were on top,” 29-year-old centre-back Devine, playing his first match of the campaign said.

“It would have been easy for heads to go down, but the boys kept battling away.

“Ridgers pulled off some great saves, but he will tell you himself that’s what he’s there for.

“It was disappointing not to get the win, but we just have to take the positives from it.

“It’s a long season. We realised last season that to win this league it takes a bit of consistency, and we didn’t lose on Saturday.

“The boys put in a right good shift. There are obviously areas we need to improve in – times we could have had that little bit more quality or patience on the ball.

“We’ll go back to the training ground and work on it, and hopefully come back better.”

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