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What did Duncan Ferguson say after Caley Thistle moved out of relegation zone?

By Will Clark

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Duncan Ferguson
Duncan Ferguson

Inverness Caledonian Thistle won back to back games in the Championship for the first time this season as they moved out of the relegation zone with victory against Queen’s Park at Hampden.

Manager Duncan Ferguson praised his Inverness Caledonian Thistle players for keeping the fight to stay in the Championship within their own hands after a 1-0 victory over Queen’s Park.

Cameron Harper’s outstanding free-kick midway through the first half was enough to give Inverness victory and move them to eighth place, two points clear of Queen’s Park who are now in ninth.

Ferguson says Inverness knew what was required from Hampden and says they got what they deserved.

He said: “The main thing today was to come away with three points, although I felt we played really well too.

“It is the first time this season we have had back to back wins.

“We had a really good pitch to play on today and you saw how good we can be on the ball.

“In the first half we were the better team, second half they came into it and pushed us a bit harder.

“We never quite put the game to bed which always leaves you worried.

“But this win is massive as if we lost this game, we would have been four points behind Queen’s Park.

“If we lost, it would have been a mountain for us to climb.”

Inverness have three games left in the regular season, which includes at home to Raith Rovers next Friday followed by a trip to Dunfermline Athletic and then at home to Greenock Morton in the final game.

Despite moving out of the bottom two, Ferguson knows the job is not done and defeat on Friday to Raith Rovers and if Queen’s Park win at Dunfermline means they are back in the relegation play-off.

He said: “We managed to climb and move two points ahead. But we can’t sit on that because it is only two points.

“If we lose our next game and they win their next game they go above us.

“We have won two games in a row for the first time this season and we will look to win three in a row against Raith Rovers.

“Although our away record has been outstanding our home form has let us down.

“But we did win against Arbroath last weekend, and a win next week will take us a long way to staying in this division.”

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