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Listen: Balls & Whistles 40 – Inverness Caledonian Thistle extend lead at top of the Championship, cup action for Nairn County and Loch Ness, Highland Stags win Saltire Division and more!

By Andrew Henderson

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The dream team are back as Andrew returns to spare Will the editing of the latest Balls & Whistles, and there's loads of discussion to catch up on!

First off: Inverness Caledonian Thistle. The Caley Jags are now five points clear at the top of the Championship despite losing their first league match of the season to Hamilton. The differences in recruitment between Billy Dodds and John Robertson is discussed, as well as Wallace Duffy's omission from the starting 11 and Billy Mckay coming into the side for Manny Duku in recent games.

Across the bridge, it has not been so positive for Ross County, who are still looking for their first Premiership victory of the campaign after defensive mistakes cost them dearly against Dundee United and St Mirren. We hear a section of Malky Mackay's press conference this week talking about stamping out individual errors, whether a change of formation is on the cards and if the target for 2021/22 is now just to stay up, while Will and Andrew look into each of those in a bit more detail and ask if the pressure is already on Mackay in Dingwall.

Away from the professional clubs, there are high-pressure situations for Nairn County in the Scottish Cup against Banks O' Dee and Loch Ness in the Football Times Cup semi final.

In shinty the focus is also on cup action – the MacTavish Cup where Kinlochshiel are aiming to beat Kingussie to complete the set of major trophies in the sport. The Highland Stags have won American football's Saltire Division too, while Will spoke to the seven-year-old golfer who has taken the British scene by storm.

Get in touch with the show on Twitter (Balls_Whistles), or email us at ballsandwhistles@hnmedia.co.uk.

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