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Billy Dodds in hunt for another frontman for Inverness Caley Thistle


By Alasdair Fraser

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BILLY Dodds is looking to bring in another striker before the Championship campaign kicks off at Arbroath next Saturday.

Picture - Ken Macpherson, Inverness. Inverness CT(2) v Stirling Albion(2). 17.07.21. Stirling Albion win 3-2 on penalties. ICT manager Billy Dodds with his players ahead of the penalty shoot-out.
Picture - Ken Macpherson, Inverness. Inverness CT(2) v Stirling Albion(2). 17.07.21. Stirling Albion win 3-2 on penalties. ICT manager Billy Dodds with his players ahead of the penalty shoot-out.

The Caley Thistle manager expects summer signing Billy Mckay to be fit to play shortly after injury, but believes his squad needs another option in attack.

Fresh from a disappointing 3-1 beating away to Cove Rangers on Tuesday night, Caley Thistle’s League Cup qualification hopes appear doomed heading to face Hearts at Tynecastle this weekend.

Dodds, though, remains confident the team will shrug off recent disappointments, which include a 2-2 draw and penalties loss to Stirling Albion, and improve.

A failure to take chances contributed to the team’s downfall at Balmoral Stadium, although defensive frailties were also apparent.

The manager said: “We’re pretty much done now in the transfer market, with maybe one to come.

“We’re waiting to get Billy Mckay back and he won’t be too long now, but we will look at getting a striker in because you could see at Cove we were short of options up front.

“We’re looking at that. Once I get him, that will be me, but Billy is back on the training ground, which is good news.”

Skipper Sean Welsh, who hurt his ankle against Albion, will be out for a minimum of two weeks, with another three or four weeks potentially added to that if ligament damage is diagnosed.

The club’s physios are waiting for swelling to subside before making a proper assessment. There was better news ahead of the Hearts trip for David Carson, absent on Tuesday evening, with his niggle likely to have cleared in time for Tynecastle.

Dodds added: “I’m not going to make excuses about the last two results. We have to be more resolute, but the players are hungry and itching to prove these results aren’t us. I’ve no doubt we’ll get better once we get up to speed and find the right blend.”


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