Dread­ful time for dire dis­play

The Press and Journal (Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire) - - SPORT -

I’ve al­ways tried to be pos­i­tive about Ca­ley This­tle but Satur­day’s per­for­mance against Dundee United was the worst I’ve seen from an In­ver­ness team in two years.

I can’t think of a sin­gle player who de­serves pass marks. It was dire and what will hurt John Robert­son more is the knowl­edge it was an op­por­tu­nity missed.

Robbo must have been scratch­ing his head at how poor his side was af­ter an ex­cel­lent per­for­mance and away win at Queen of the South in mid­week.

It was only one game but it was a clas­sic six-pointer. Vic­tory for In­ver­ness would have taken them to within a point of the top of the ta­ble. But the 3-0 loss to United means they are now seven points adrift.

It’s not an in­sur­mount­able tally to claw back but it is go­ing to be a hard slog over the win­ter to try to stay in touch.

United have stead­ied the ship af­ter a few poor re­sults, while Dundee look to have found form again and Ayr United con­tinue to defy ex­pec­ta­tions by keep­ing them­selves up there among the con­tenders.

That leaves In­ver­ness know­ing they have to put to­gether a run of good re­sults to stay with the pack.

With the Dundee derby loom­ing on Fri­day, In­ver­ness have to take ad­van­tage by beat­ing Ar­broath at Gay­field on Satur­day.

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