Billy Mckay is the real McCoy for Inverness Caledonian Thistle loan star
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LEWIS Jamieson is determined to soak up every last drop of wisdom and advice on offer from Saturday’s hat-trick hero Billy Mckay.
Chasing a first-team breakthrough, the on-loan St Mirren striker served up another glimpse of what he is capable of with a quality finish to kill off a spirited Elgin City in the 4-2 SPFL Trust Trophy victory at Borough Briggs.
Racing behind the home defence, Jamieson calmly clipped the ball around
the oncoming keeper to make it two goals in two starts in the tournament for Caley Jags.
While Mckay’s treble stole the headlines, the 19-year-old’s contribution must have delighted Caley Thistle manager Billy Dodds.
“I am learning from Billy Mckay every day in training,” Jamieson said.
“He’s brilliant in giving me wee pointers, just like the gaffer does. I’m very lucky to have two great finishers like that to learn from.
“That was partly the reason I came up here, to help take me that step further in my career. I’ve been waiting for my opportunity and I think I put in a good
performance on Saturday, as well as in the last round against Buckie Thistle. I’m trying to take my opportunities when it comes to scoring goals.”
Jamieson hailed the character shown by Caley Jags in storming back from 2-0 down to avert an upset against the League Two hosts.
An SPFL Trust Trophy last eight clash with Raith Rovers, Caley Thistle’s joint winners last season amid the pandemic, now awaits at the Caledonian Stadium on November 30 or December 1.
“No matter who it is we play, we fancy ourselves to win,” Jamieson said.
“We have the ability, so facing Raith Rovers next we’ll be confident. We’ve had a great start to the
season, outwith the recent result at Hamilton. There is a pressure on us
because we’re top. Teams are coming all out to beat
us, but we need to handle that.”