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Midfielder Roddy Macgregor wants to help in Inverness Caledonian Thistle survival bid after comeback from injury

By Will Clark

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Roddy MacGregor. Picture: James Mackenzie.
Roddy MacGregor. Picture: James Mackenzie.

RODDY MacGregor says he will be ready to make an impact for Inverness Caledonian Thistle’s bid for survival in the Championship when required after battling with injury for most of the last two seasons.

The midfielder feels he is now in a position where he can get back into regular action and came on as a substitute in the 1-0 win over Queen’s Park at Hampden yesterday.

It was only his sixth appearance in action in all competitions this season and only second in the league, including his appearance against Partick Thistle last month.

The previous season he also had injury problems and only made 12 appearances in what was a tough campaign for the attacking midfielder.

The 22-year-old underwent an operation on his ankle in August and as he continues his recovery, is now working on his match fitness in a bid to get back to his best.

He says it was a great feeling to come off the bench and help Inverness to victory against Queen’s Park at Hampden and is looking for more opportunities before the end of the campaign.

He said: “I have been fit for a while now so I have been building on fitness in training.
”But to actually get back out and help the team to a win, it is what you want to do.

The ankle injury took a bit of time to get back from where I was at the start of the season when I got the operation.

“But it has been a case of managing it, I feel I am at place where I feel pretty good.

“Match fitness is another thing altogether, there was a bit of a helter-skelter game at the end and I needed to work and run for the team.

“I had to catch my breath at times as it was a fast game, but I got through it and it something to build on.

“I have been ready for when I am needed, we had two good results in the last two games and it is up to the manager who he plays.

“I will be as ready as I can be when I am called upon.”

Inverness moved out of the relegation zone yesterday as Cameron Harper scored to give them a 1-0 win which moved them two points above Queen’s Park into eighth place.

With three games of the regular season, starting with Raith Rovers on Friday, before heading to Dunfermline and finishing with Greenock Morton, MacGregor wants to ensure avoiding the season doesn’t go to extra time.

Speaking about the win over Queen’s Park yesterday, MacGregor said: “Everybody was treating it like a cup final and I thought we played well, played great football and Cammy gets a great goal.

“There is still a lot of work to do with three games left and a couple of tricky fixtures too. It is hard, but we are focussed on it.”

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