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MacKay: Inverness Caley Thistle have to be quick off the draws and start winning

By Will Clark

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Daniel MacKay says draws will not do Inverness Caledonian Thistle any good in their fight for safety in the Championship.

So far this season, Inverness have recorded nine draws from their 19 games, with only four wins.

Listen to full interview below.

The attacker said his team’s performance in the 0–0 draw against Raith Rovers was an improvement compared to previous games against Dundee, Alloa and Morton.

Daniel MacKay talks to Neil McCann during training.
Daniel MacKay talks to Neil McCann during training.

However despite moving to seventh in the table, it is still one win in their last 13 games and MacKay knows it is wins that are vital.

“It was a much better performance, as you can see we went back to basics,” he said.

“We sat in a wee bit as Raith are a good side and we hit them on break using my pace, Roddy’s skill, Shane’s passing ability and Toddy’s hold up play and it worked well.

“It was a much better performance from us and hopefully we can kick on now as we need to start winning game not draws. Because they won’t do us any good.”

Speaking about last night’s 0-0 draw with Raith Rovers, MacKay was pleased they created a number of chances but annoyed that they were unable to make them count.

“I thought the first half we were very good.

“There was a 10 minute spell where we were getting to grips with the game.

“There were a few chances as the game went on in the first half and we kept that going in the second half where we had two vital chances.

“But that seems to be the way our luck is at the moment, we can’t seem to get the rub of the green.”

Mackay saw a shot cleared off the line with Roddy MacGregor and Nikolay Todorov unable to fire home the rebounds from close range which he said summed up their season so far.

“I thought it is my left swinger so I’ll hit it as hard as I can and the goalkeeper parried it away.

“Then I don’t know what happened, I’m celebrating thinking Roddy is going to score and takes three deflections and somehow we don’t score and it somehow sums up our season.”

Only above Arbroath in eighth and Ayr in ninth on goal difference in the relegation play-off zone before this afternoon's games, Caley Thistle are still only six points behind Queen of the South in fourth in the promotion play-offs.

But MacKay says they are now in a position where they can only look one game ahead and not any further that that.

"There is talk about the play-offs, but we need to go game by game and take it as it is.

"If we keep winning and get a few wins under our belt maybe we can start talking about that.

“But it is about winning games, doing it the right way and work hard and it will take us a long way.”

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