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Forward says Inverness Caley Thistle were guilty of being too open against Queen's Park


By Will Clark

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AUSTIN Samuels says Inverness Caledonian Thistle were too open against Queen’s Park in the 1–1 draw on the opening day of the Scottish Championship.

Picture - Ken Macpherson. Premier Sports Cup (Group Stage) Inverness CT(4) v Albion Rovers(0). 19.07.22. ICT’s Austin Samuels forces his way past Cove’s Connor Scully.
Picture - Ken Macpherson. Premier Sports Cup (Group Stage) Inverness CT(4) v Albion Rovers(0). 19.07.22. ICT’s Austin Samuels forces his way past Cove’s Connor Scully.

Inverness had to fight back for a draw after going behind after 13 minutes when Jake Davidson ran straight through the heart of the Inverness defence into the box before firing a low drive into the net.

Billy Mckay scored an equaliser just before half time, but attacker Samuels says their display as a whole was far too open and allowed Queen’s Park too many chances.

He says they have to address the problem before facing Arbroath on Saturday.

“We were disappointed with the game especially with the first half,” said Samuels.

“It was the first game of the league season and we looked off it in the first half.

“We were too open and we looked exposed and we weren’t in the positions that we should have been. We were gung ho and should have been more secure.

“But we will take positives out of it for the next game.”

Caley Thistle head to Arbroath on Saturday to face a team who finished above them in the Championship in second place.

However Inverness beat Arbroath in the play-off semi final on penalties.

Samuels says what happened last season has no relevance to this campaign.

“Last season is gone and we need to be looking forward.

“Games last season are not something I am thinking about, the play-off game was scrappy.

“We need to think about figuring out this weekend.

“It will be their first home game of the season and the atmosphere will be the same.

“We need to silence the crowd and soak up the pressure.”


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