Bell pre­pared to play part

At­tacker ready to prove Robert­son right to keep faith in him

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club, and want to help take it to the place I think Caley This­tle should be.

“That’s a given in foot­ball, we all want to do well. It’s not hap­pen­ing on pur­pose at a week­end, so we just have to make sure we get it right.

“He might be right in some as­pects. We all want to win at the week­end, we are all pro­fes­sion­als.

“But he has ques­tioned us, so now we have to come out and prove him wrong.

“We can only do that with our per­for­mances at a week­end. It’s all right do­ing it Mon­day to Fri­day on the train­ing pitch but it’s a re­sults-based business so it has to be done on a Satur­day.”

In­ver­ness are aim­ing for just their sec­ond league win of the cam­paign at home to Queen of the South to­day, and Bell is ea­ger to se­cure a con­fi­dence-boost­ing vic­tory, adding: “It’s a mas­sive game - with the run we are on at the minute we need three points. Re­gard­less of per­for­mance, I feel that’s a must now.

“I’ve seen some of the qual­ity of some of the play­ers. In some of the games that haven’t gone our way, we have ac­tu­ally played well.

“It’s just about be­ing clin­i­cal in both boxes but I’m con­fi­dent we can turn it around.

“When we have lost goals, heads have dropped, but that’s just some­thing we’ve got to try and turn around.”

“It’s not ex­actly a cri­sis – we are only seven games in and it’s a long sea­son.”

De­spite the poor re­sults, Bell senses the High­landers’ much-changed squad is slowly start­ing to click.

He added: “With so many new faces it doesn’t just come to­gether like that, it takes time to come to­gether.

“We are start­ing to build re­la­tion­ships in train­ing, I can def­i­nitely see that.

“We are get­ting used to each other on a Satur­day as well, I’m start­ing to see where the likes of Iain Vig­urs likes to play his passes.

“When that all starts to come to­gether we will be fine.” Mo Mar­ley has been ap­pointed in­terim head coach of Eng­land Women. She takes over from Mark Samp­son, who was sacked by the FA on Septem­ber 20. The UK Gov­ern­ment has agreed to back Birm­ing­ham’s bid for the 2022 Com­mon­wealth Games and guar­an­tee costs that could to­tal £750mil­lion. Birm­ing­ham City Coun­cil will have to fund a quar­ter of that but the rest of the bud­get will be pro­vided by cen­tral gov­ern­ment. Craig Lawrie, early leader of the North­east Golfers’ Al­liance scratch Or­der of Merit, will miss Wed­nes­day’s fix­ture at Al­ford be­cause he will be com­pet­ing in the Euro­pean Tour qual­i­fy­ing school tour­na­ment at Fril­ford Heath.

His ab­sence gives sec­ond-placed John Duff (New­machar) the chance to make up the 60pt lee­way on the 22-year-old leader. Scot­tish am­a­teur cham­pion Sam Locke (Stone­haven) is in third place.

The Class 1 leader is Donny Adam (Kem­nay) from Chris Gil­bert (Cru­den Bay) and Man­son Mer­chant (New­machar). In Class 2, Mike Smith (New­machar) leads by 85pt from three play­ers shar­ing sec­ond place: Ian Birnie (Dee­side), Scott Melvin (New­machar) and Neish Chisholm (Kem­nay).

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