Bell prepared to play part
Attacker ready to prove Robertson right to keep faith in him
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).