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What did Duncan Ferguson say after Inverness Caley Thistle defeated Arbroath?

By Will Clark

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Duncan Ferguson.
Duncan Ferguson.

MANAGER Duncan Ferguson says Inverness Caledonian Thistle will look to stay undefeated from now until the end of the season as they moved within one point of safety after their 2-1 win against Arbroath.

Inverness, who are still in the relegation play-off zone in ninth, are just one point off Queen’s Park in eighth, after they were hammered 5-0 by Dundee United.

Caley Thistle travel to Hampden to face Queen’s Park next Saturday, where victory will definitely move them out of the bottom two.

Ferguson says after beating Arbroath, who are almost relegated, they want to stay unbeaten for the remainder of the campaign.

He thinks two more wins will keep them in the Championship.

Ferguson said: “The main thing for us was to win today.

“It is not just Queen’s Park, there are other teams above them too for us to close the gap with four games to go.

“We are looking to go undefeated from now to the end of the season.

“We need a couple of wins in-between that, but it is a massive game because Queen’s Park above us.

“They took a doing which will hurt their goal difference, it is a massive match.”

Wallace Duffy gave Inverness the lead on the stroke of half time, but Leighton McIntosh equalised for Arbroath before Alex Samuel scored the winner 10 minutes from time.

Ferguson says Caley Thistle’s performance merited all three points against Arbroath and praised his players for holding their nerve after conceding the equaliser.

“We have to pick up three points and we have to win games. We have to score goals and we managed to do that today. I thought we were well worthy winners, we kept at it and Wallace got an important goal for us as he did at Tannadice.

“We had that many chances in the first half and we only went 1-0 up, you thought Arbroath would always be in the game, there is always going to be one chance.

“It came to them and the boy hit a great shot, but it was their only shot.

“We got back into the game and it was a great finish from Alex. I was delighted for him to score his goals.

“He leads the line very well, his hold up play is fantastic and we need him to score goals and he did.

“His overall performance was excellent.”

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