Late leveller bails his side out of jail
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.