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Defender on loan from Dundee says his focus is entirely with Inverness Caledonian Thistle

By Will Clark

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Cammy Kerr.
Cammy Kerr.

CAMMY Kerr says he has not closed the door on his career at Dundee, but says for the rest of the season, his focus is entirely on steering Inverness Caledonian Thistle away from relegation.

The 28-year-old made his debut for Inverness last week in the 3-2 win against Raith Rovers last weekend in his first match since moving temporarily from Dens Park.

Kerr spent the majority of his career at Dundee, coming through the youth system before making his senior debut with Dundee in 2012.

Apart from going on loan to Peterhead between 2014 and 2016, Kerr spent the rest of his career in Dundee, with 216 appearances in 12 years.

Last month, Dundee manager Tony Docherty told Kerr that he was free to find a new club.

Kerr says he will be looking to do his best for Inverness for the rest of the season and will then look ahead to the future afterwards.

I’ve still got a contract at Dundee and it my support and love for the football club is no secret.

“Being a professional I think I’ve just got to focus on just now. It isn’t something I’ve had to do up until now, move away, but now it has come - and it is an opportunity that has come quite quickly - my attention has to be here.

“And it will be until the end of the season.

“Whatever happens at the end of the season, happens, but for the next four months my sole focus is on Inverness.”

Having come through the youth system at Dundee, apart from a loan period at Peterhead, Kerr spent his entire football career with the Dens Park outfit.

But he says he has been made to feel welcome at Inverness since he arrived last week.

“I’m enjoying it massively. The boys have been great.

“I know Max Anderson from his time at Dundee but all the boys have helped me settle in.

”It’s a lovely city and I’ve enjoyed every moment.

“For myself, it is all about getting games. I was frustrated by a lack of game-time at Dundee, but these things happen in football.

“It’s a new challenge and the first time I’ve had to do this in my career, at the age of 28.

“But it is something I’m relishing. I’ve never done it before and I want to set myself a challenge.

“Whatever happens come the summer, I want to give myself the best opportunity. As well as that, I want to help the boys here and try to push up the league as much as I can.”

Kerr plays his first match at the Caledonian Stadium on Saturday when Inverness takes on Queen's Park.

He is looking for a positive result and improving Caley Thistle's position in the table where victory could move to sixth place.

"“I’m excited. It's my first game for the club at home, but another tough game.

“They have a new manager in and have turned a corner a wee bit. But every game in this league is so difficult.

“It would be naive to take your eye off the ball after a good result last week..

“It’s about gathering momentum. It would be massive if we got the victory, but I’m under no illusions as to how tough it will be.

“It wouldn’t matter of they were first or ninth, but, at the same time, we’re confident in the group we have here.

“I can only talk about the time I’ve been here, but the standards in training and some of the quality of players we have is really good.

“I’m confident, as part of that team, we can go and cause any team problems.”

"Any team up and down the country likes to have good home form. It is important to make it a fortress.

“We can start to build that again this weekend. Results recently have been good.”

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