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What did Billy Mckay say Inverness Caley Thistle were guilty of on Saturday?

By Will Clark

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Billy McKay. Picture: James Mackenzie.
Billy McKay. Picture: James Mackenzie.

Billy Mckay says Inverness Caledonian Thistle produced one of their worst performances in weeks as they suffered a 2-1 defeat to Ayr United on Saturday.

The result left Inverness two points adrift from safety with seven games to go as they remain in the relegation play-off zone.

Mckay felt Inverness were guilty of booting the ball long and panicking during their defeat.

He says his team got what they deserved in the end.

"We did not play at our best at all.

"In our previous five games, I don't think we have picked up the amount of points we should have, our performances warranted more.

"On Saturday, there were not lots of chances and I don't think Ayr were much better than us, but that was one of our worst performances in weeks and we got punished for it.

"We conceded two sloppy goals. We started the game really well and had a couple of chances. They broke away, won a corner, and it was 1-0.

"We got back in the game at 1-1 for half-time and we felt we could have a real go, but then it was more sloppy play let them in too easy with a ball across goal.

"At 2-1, we have given ourselves a mountain to climb. When we are chasing games, we have got to be better. We must be more composed and try to work our way into the box a bit more.

"We need to get more efforts on goal rather than just booting it long and panicking a little bit.

"There was not much in the game, but we didn't play well, so we can't have too many complaints about the result in the end."

Mckay felt Ayr United didn't play that well during the game either which made their defeat even more frustrating.

"I can't remember too many chances for Ayr, but we never created enough either.

"The goal did give us a lift going in at 1-1 at half-time having not played too well.

"We didn't kick on as well as we could and they scored another easy goal, which is frustrating. "

Inverness head to league leaders Dundee United on Saturday and Mckay says the team need to realise they face a real fight against relegation before it is too late.

"We're still well in the mix, but a bit of realisation needs to happen amongst the lads that we're in a real battle now. We have to pick up wins.

"We've two tough away games now and we have to get points from them, simple as that."

"We've played Dundee United three times this season and there has not been anything in those games.

"Our away form is good and we have to get points from these next two games. We can't come away with nothing, otherwise we will find ourselves further adrift.

"The pressure is on the lads now, but I believe we have got a good group here. We just need to grow up a little bit as a team and come together a bit more and get some points."

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