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Welsh says players trust board to guide Inverness Caledonian Thistle through financial problems

By Will Clark

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SEAN Welsh says players at Inverness Caledonian Thistle have trust in the club’s board to bring in new investment allowing them to concentrate on playing on the pitch.

Sean Welsh says players are only focussed on what happens on the pitch.
Sean Welsh says players are only focussed on what happens on the pitch.

An EGM took place at the Caledonian Stadium on Thursday night where shareholders were told of projected annual losses of £872,000 up to the end of May this year where only large gifts from wealthy shareholders have kept them afloat and debt-free.

Chief executive officer Scot Gardiner said the club were cautiously optimistic of finding new investment and have spoken to a number of individuals regarding bringing in money to the club.

Gardiner spoke to players before the EGM about the financial situation and Welsh says they are reassured about the future of the club.

”The chief executive had a chat with us and told us to concentrate on football,” he said.

“He is working on that side of things so we will remain focussed on the football and do what we’re paid to do.

“He seems confident in his plan so we trust him and we have to keep going with what we’re meant to do and win games.

“We’re only here to win games and that is what we’ll keep trying to do.”

Third placed Inverness will look to bounce back from last week’s disappointing defeat against Partick Thistle when they travel to Ayr United today.

Ayr are flying high in the Championship in second place,five points ahead of Inverness and level on points with leaders Dundee United.

But last season, Inverness won all three matches at Somerset Park including a 3-1 quarter final play-off win.

Welsh has been impressed with Ayr’s start to the season but says Inverness are determined to get their title challenge back on track.

Looking back at the Partick game, he said: “Obviously it was disappointing to lose the game. We weren’t at our best so it is important we get back to it and get back to winning ways.

“It will be a difficult game against Ayr.

"They are doing well, their manager has left but they are still going the same way.

“So it will be up to us to try and upset their flow at the moment but we know it is going to be a hard task.

“There is no panic from us. We are not going to go throughout the season without slipping up and losinggames.

“It is all about to bouncing back and returning to winning ways.”

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