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Loan signing from Leeds United aiming to push Inverness Caley Thistle into play-offs

By Will Clark

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Inverness Caley Thistle Football Club. Picture: James Mackenzie.
Inverness Caley Thistle Football Club. Picture: James Mackenzie.

Jeremiah Chilokoa-Mullen says pushing Inverness Caledonian Thistle towards the play-offs is what attracted him to come on loan from Leeds United.

The 19-year-old defender made his debut for Inverness in the 1-0 defeat against Queen's Park on Saturday.

The defeat leaves Inverness eight points behind Greenock Morton in the final play-off place in fourth.

Chilokoa-Mullen remains hopeful that Inverness can still mount a challenge to finish in the top four at the end of the regular season.

Speaking why he came on loan to Inverness, he said: "I spoke to the gaffer and I liked what he said about the style of play here.

"He told me the club are looking to push for the promotion play-offs, so that appealed to me.

"We were disappointed to not get any points on Saturday, but the league is very tight, so we just need a run of results and we can climb up the table."

"I am enjoying it and the lads have made me feel welcome.

"Last week was a good win against Raith Rovers, but I felt we were unlucky on Saturday not to get anything from the game.

"Hopefully we can bounce back on Saturday."

Chilokoa-Mullen has represented Scotland at under-21 level and he scored against Belgium in November.

He hopes the opportunity of first team football can help him develop his game.

"I am doing alright. I just need to keep my head down and look to improve every day.

"Hopefully I can learn from the more experienced players around me.

"I needed to experience first-team football and I've been given that chance here. I need to get games under my belt to try and improve.

"Players like Danny Devine and Mark Ridgers are always talking to me on the park, which is good."

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