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Len­non sees a turn for bet­ter

- Sports · Inverness Caledonian Thistle F.C. · Championship

Clyde man­ager Danny Len­non took heart from his side’s dis­play de­spite their penalty shootout loss to Ca­ley This­tle.

After a 0-0 draw at Cale­do­nian Sta­dium, the Bully Wee saw spot­kicks from Tony Wal­lace and Chris Mc­Stay saved by Mark Ridgers to exit the Tun­nock’s Caramel Wafer Chal­lenge Cup.

Len­non said: “It’s dis­ap­point­ing as it’s al­ways nice to get to a semi­fi­nal, it’s a nice change from the run of the mill of the league games.

“We took a lot from that game, though. We came to play a club that is do­ing very well in the

Cham­pi­onship and we com­peted with them for long pe­ri­ods in the first half. We could see they had a wee bit of qual­ity but I thought we han­dled their strengths well.

“The way we came out in the sec­ond half was fan­tas­tic. We tried to stop them at a high source and, on the back of that, we broke and got prob­a­bly the best two or three op­por­tu­ni­ties of the sec­ond half.

“I thought Ridgers’s save from Chris Mc­Stay was ab­so­lutely out­stand­ing. It was a key mo­ment, and he will prob­a­bly have taken a great deal of con­fi­dence go­ing into the penal­ties.”

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