Late lev­eller bails his side out of jail

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games but they’re the type of matches you want to play. It’s nice to get a rest be­fore a big cup game but we’ve got two big games com­ing up and as a player you want to chal­lenge your­self.”

At the end of an­other topsy-turvy week­end in Scot­land’s top flight, the league still re­mains as tightly-packed as the Black­pool turn-off dur­ing bank hol­i­day road­works. Eight points sep­a­rate fourth placed St John­stone to 11th placed Kil­marnock and all those in be­tween are ei­ther look­ing up­wards af­ter one good re­sult or peer­ing anx­iously be­hind them af­ter a dodgy one.

“This is the tight­est the league has been,” said Ross Draper, the In­ver­ness mid­fielder, who gave In­ver­ness the lead on Satur­day as he rounded the Dundee keeper and trun­dled in a com­posed fin­ish.

“Ev­ery­one is look­ing over their shoul­der but also look­ing up as well, try­ing to nick into that fourth place. We didn’t de­serve any­thing from the game on our se­cond half per­for­mance.

“We were nowhere near what we’re ca­pa­ble of and what we showed in the first half. I know they scored late on – it was my mis­take for the cor­ner that led to the goal – but we’re grate­ful for a point.

“It seems like we’ve dropped a cou­ple of points but af­ter about an hour we’d prob­a­bly have taken that.”

While Dundee have two trips to Glas­gow com­ing up, In­ver­ness are at the other end of the M8 for a cou­ple of Cap­i­tal con­fronta­tions. They visit Hearts on league duty to­mor­row night be­fore a Scot­tish Cup last eight con­test with Hiber­nian on Satur­day.

“Thank­fully we’ve got a game on Tues­day to try and put right the things we didn’t do right against Dundee,” he added.

In this game, there are al­ways chances to turn things around. It took them a while but Dundee fi­nally took their chance on Satur­day.

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