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Chance of reaching Challenge Cup final will motivate Inverness Caledonian Thistle squad, says Carson


By Andrew Henderson


David Carson says the prospect of reaching a cup final will lift the Inverness Caledonian Thistle squad.

Caley Thistle face Rangers Colts at home on Sunday in the semi final of the Tunnock’s Caramel Wafer Challenge Cup, looking to reach their second final in the competition in three years.

There could yet be more success to come in other competitions too, with Inverness one victory away from a return to Hampden Park in the Scottish Cup and promotion from the Championship a realistic prospect.

David Carson thinks Caley Thistle will relish the challenge of reaching another cup final this Sunday. Picture: Ken Macpherson
David Carson thinks Caley Thistle will relish the challenge of reaching another cup final this Sunday. Picture: Ken Macpherson

With so much still at stake, pressure will come with the hopes and expectations of fans, the coaching staff and the players themselves.

But Carson reckons the ICT squad can thrive in that environment.

“We set off at the start of the season to make sure that we picked up some silverware, and this is our first chance to get to a final which is one step closer,” he said.

“It’s going to be a game on Sunday where everyone is pushing to try and get there."

“You can see the finish line at this point.

“You’re ticking off each game as it comes, and with the cup competitions there’s two games to get the trophy in the Challenge Cup, and three in the Scottish Cup or one to get to Hampden."

Read more in today's Highland News.



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