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Inverness Caley Thistle defender Wallace Duffy happy for club to fly under the radar as progress continues to be made under Duncan Ferguson


By Andrew Henderson

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Wallace Duffy says Inverness Caledonian Thistle are quite happy to fly under the radar as they build momentum under Duncan Ferguson.

The defender has returned from injury over the last month or so, culminating in a first start since the beginning of September against Cowdenbeath in the Scottish Cup last Saturday.

That 2-0 win was the seventh match in-a-row without defeat under the stewardship of Ferguson, a run that has not only seen Inverness seal progress in the cup but also begin to rise up the league table.

Wallace Duffy is happy for ICT to quietly go about their business in the Scottish Cup and Championship. Picture: Ken Macpherson
Wallace Duffy is happy for ICT to quietly go about their business in the Scottish Cup and Championship. Picture: Ken Macpherson

With a tough test coming up next against Raith Rovers – who themselves won in the Scottish Cup against fierce rivals Dunfermline – Duffy believes it may only be to Caley Thistle’s benefit if they can become a surprise package pushing at the top end of the Championship table.

“I watched Raith’s win over Dunfermline on Friday and they were very good,” Duffy reasoned.

“They had a lot of injuries, so credit to them.

“We’re doing our thing and just trying to fly under the radar.

“We’re seven unbeaten with four wins and three draws. Our draws have been against Dundee United, Partick Thistle and Dunfermline, so we have started to climb the table.

“The aim is to try and get into the promotion play-offs.

“Not losing games and continuing to build momentum will keep the togetherness going under the manager. It has been brilliant for us.”

On a personal note, Duffy was just pleased to get 70 minutes in the bank having spent some time on the sidelines with a hamstring issue.

“I have been coming on in most games, so it was good to start a game,” he added.

“We had a lot of the ball for the first 45 minutes, but it did turn very scrappy, perhaps mainly due to Cowdenbeath having such a low block at points.

“You would expect that in a tie like that. We also had seven changes, so it was never going to be easy. However, we got a 2-0 win, so we can’t complain.

“I have been knocking my pan in for the past few weeks, but you don’t get match-fit until you play games.

“It was nice to get the opportunity on Saturday and we got the win and that’s all that matters.”


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