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Inverness Caledonian Thistle have fight to stay up

By Will Clark

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Alex Samuel believes Inverness Caledonian Thistle are up for the fight. Picture: James Mackenzie.
Alex Samuel believes Inverness Caledonian Thistle are up for the fight. Picture: James Mackenzie.

ALEX Samuel says Inverness Caledonian Thistle do have the fight to get themselves out of relegation battle with five games remaining in the regular season.

Inverness Caledonian Thistle are four points from safety as they remain in ninth place in the Championship following their 1-0 defeat to Partick Thistle in Glasgow.

Scott Robinson scored the only goal of the game to give Partick victory in a match where Inverness were reduced to 10 men following Cammy Kerr being sent off.

Inverness now face bottom of the table Arbroath at the Caledonian Stadium on Saturday followed by a trip to Queen’s Park at Hampden a week later.

Samuel believes Inverness can get themselves out of relegation trouble and knows victory next week is a must to keep them going.

“Arbroath is now a massive game which is a must win and then we have Queen’s Park which is another massive game.

“We need to keep going and obviously assess the game and look at what we can do better. “But it is promising we showed the fight we have.

“That’s what we need in the position that we are in because teams that don’t fight in the situation we are in will crumble. The fact that we have that fight is promising.

“One win can change it, We have to focus on is on what we can do. All the teams around us are going to pick up points and drop points. That is what is promising, it is only a four point gap, we need to keep going, keep having that hope and believe. As a team we also need to assess and see where we can improve.”

Samuel admitted it was disappointing to leave Partick Thistle empty handed but they have to move on and look ahead to the final five matches of the season.

“We can’t fault the efforts that we put in against 10 men and Partick Thistle are a good team as well.

“They couldn’t get out of the half even with the extra man. It shows that we did well but it did not go for us unfortunately. But we have to pick up the fight, we have five games left.”

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