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Billy Dodds saw improvement from Inverness Caledonian Thistle as they picked up three points in the Championship against Queen of the South in Dumfries

By Andrew Henderson

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Billy Dodds believes Caley Thistle coped better with adversity against Queen of the South than they have in previous weeks.

In matches against Ayr United and Dunfermline, Inverness had gone ahead before being pegged back at the start of the second half.

On Friday night, though, it was the Caley Jags who came out after half time and found the net again, putting them in a much better position when Queen of the South got a goal back 15 minutes before the end.

Billy Dodds applauds the Inverness fans at full time in Dumfries. Picture: Willie Vass
Billy Dodds applauds the Inverness fans at full time in Dumfries. Picture: Willie Vass

It was a sign of progress for Dodds, who saw his side end a run of five Championship matches without a win down in Dumfries.

“Over the last three or four weeks we should have taken more points than we have,” he insisted.

“We haven’t, it’s our fault, but I’m just throwing it out there that sometimes you take two points from nine when you’re not playing well and that hasn’t been the case with us. That’s why Friday became an even bigger game – and I thought we handled it really well.

“We dominated for large spells, like we have done over the last three weeks, but this time we got the rewards which was pleasing.

“We’re not going to dominate every game, that’s an absolute certainty, but when we’re not we have to work harder because that’s when we start winning more of the ball and can start playing again. That’s what I told them, and off the ball they did their jobs superbly.

“That’s where the hard work, desire, effort, focus and determination, with a lot of good play as well, got us the three points.”

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