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Lack of action has not impacted Inverness Caledonian Thistle

By Will Clark

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DEFENDER Brad McKay says Caley Thistle will not be affected by the fact they have yet to play a match in 2021.

Brad McKay is out of tomorrow's game against Raith Rovers. Picture: Ken Macpherson
Brad McKay is out of tomorrow's game against Raith Rovers. Picture: Ken Macpherson

It has been three weeks since Inverness last took to the field, with four out of their last five scheduled games being postponed.

League matches at Greenock Morton and Arbroath, as well as their scheduled Scottish Cup tie at Buckie Thistle were postponed due to weather.

Last weekend’s league clash at Raith Rovers was also called off due to an outbreak of Covid-19 among players and staff at the Kirkcaldy club.

Their 1–1 draw against Dunfermline on Tuesday, December 29 was the last time they played a match.

But despite it being 24 days since they were last in action, McKay remains positive the enforced lay off is not having a negative impact on the team.

“I am not sure what it actually does for us,” said McKay.

“We have had a few injuries and it gives the boys a chance to recover from that.

“It will probably tell when we play our next match against Alloa on Saturday if it will impact on us at all.

“We had months of no action, and we came back from that in good shape.

“We have been training hard so it is not if things have come to a complete standstill.

“It gets to the point where everyone says you can’t replicate a match.

“But with what is going on at the minute and the weather has not been great, it is understandable.

“But hopefully things hold up in the next wee while and we can get playing again.”

Caley Thistle are scheduled to face Alloa Athletic at the Caledonian Stadium on Saturday as they are looking to get back to winning ways.

Inverness suffered a 2–1 defeat against the Wasps last month, but are four points above them in the league.

McKay says the lack of consistency has been a source of frustration for the players. But they are determined to put that behind them as they look to climb into the play-off zone.

“It has been up and down, we have played nine games and won three, drawn three and lost three,” he said.

“It has been inconsistent and we know its been the same the last few seasons where we have dominated games and come away with less than we have expected.

“Two seasons ago we drew 14 matches, but last season we managed to turn games we drew previously into wins and it set us up for second place before it all got shut down.

“This season there has been a turnaround of players and it will take us a while due to the injuries at the start as we had to play young boys, who still did well.”

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