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Fan Review: Delight at Caley Thistle's transfer business after huge away victory

By Craig McLean

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This article is part of our fan review series, all thoughts and opinions are contributed by Caley Thistle fans and not by The Inverness Courier.

Alex Samuel. Picture: James Mackenzie.
Alex Samuel. Picture: James Mackenzie.

A stunning first half hat-trick from Ross County loan signing Alex Samuel saw Inverness Caledonian Thistle to an emphatic victory against Raith Rovers at Stark’s Park on Saturday.

Samuel’s three goals which came in the space of under 10 minutes was enough to see Caley Thistle take the 3 points back home after a 3-2 victory over high flying Raith.

Attending the game on Saturday in Kirkcaldy was season-ticket holder Ryan Walker (21), who has been regularly attending Caley Thistle matches since 2008 and also plays in Clachnacuddin’s youth system.

Ryan believes that the performance was the best he has seen so far during the Duncan Ferguson era at the club.

Ryan Walker (left) celebrating after full time on Saturday at Stark's Park
Ryan Walker (left) celebrating after full time on Saturday at Stark's Park

“Saturday saw us take an excellent 3 points away at Raith rovers and probably our best performance of the Big Dunc era, particularly the first half.

Although Ryan questioned the signing of Alex Samuel from local rivals Ross County, he lauded praise on what he noted was a man of the match performance from the striker after his hat-trick which secured the win.

“It was a fantastic hat trick from Alex Samuel who was undoubtedly man of the match, not just for his goals but his all round play

“Although I’m not his biggest fan due to him being a Ross County player, I have to give him credit for the way he’s started at Inverness with 4 goals in 2 games, hopefully he can continue his form while at Caley.”

Ryan also spoke highly of debut performances from other signings at Inverness during the January transfer window, and believes that some good business has been done at the club by Duncan Ferguson.

“The 2 new centre backs Savage and Mullen slotted in brilliantly either side of devine and both had very solid debuts although they only played an hour.

“Cammy Kerr also showed his years of experience at right back and looks to be a great piece of business by Duncan.”

Although Ryan has been happy with the business so far in January, he is hoping that further additions are made before the window closes, with more attacking options in mind.

“As good as this January transfer business has been I would still like to see us bring in another attacking option.

A Wotherspoon type player is needed to add some creativity to the front line.”

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