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Duncan Ferguson said nobody gave Inverness Caley Thistle a chance as they pull off upset at Greenock Morton

By Will Clark

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Duncan Ferguson.
Duncan Ferguson.

MANAGER Duncan Ferguson praised Inverness Caledonian Thistle for ending Greenock Morton's 16-game unbeaten run with a 2-0 victory at Cappielow.

Billy Mckay gave Inverness the lead after 77 seconds with Sean McAllister doubling their advantage to give them a 2-0 lead at half time.

Inverness managed to hold off Morton in the second half while also creating chances of their own which could have given them a third.

The win means Inverness remain in ninth, but are only two points away from Dunfermline Athletic who are in fifth.

Ferguson said very few people would have given Inverness a chance of a win at Cappielow and hailed his depleted squad for pulling off an upset against Greenock.

He said: "Morton were on a great run and are a very good team.

"They are good at what they do and were going to put us under a lot of pressure.

"Nobody gave us a chance coming down here today, but I knew that the boys were up for it. It panned out how we expected, we knew we had to defend in the box and our defence were fantastic.

"If you keep a clean sheet, you only need to score one goal.

"Morton put us under pressure with long throws and free kicks and were good at the delivery. But we stood up to it.

"In the main, although it didn't feel comfortable, the boys did their job, took it between the teeth and scored early doors which gave us something to hold on to.

"Nobody would have given us a chance considering Morton's record, but we stood up to it."

Caley Thistle in ninth place, moved seven points clear of Arbroath at the bottom and are one point behind Queen's Park in eighth and two points behind Airdrieonians, Ayr United and Dunfermline.

Inverness face Airdrieonians at the Caledonian Stadium next weekend knowing a victory could move them out of the bottom two.

He said: "All these points add up but you need wins to propel you right up there.

"Two wins three draws and one defeat, we have lost one game in six, but we're still in the same position.

"That is the animal of the league, but we have jammed everybody up, so there are a few more teams looking over their shoulders."

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