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    Hearts -V- Inverness CT - League Cup

    Hearts league cup

     

    Our involvement in this seasons opening event will come to an end once we face Hearts at Tynecastle on Sunday in a 17:15 kick-off in our final Group A game. It's been another disastrous League Cup campaign after the optimism of the opening encounter against Peterhead. Subsequent flaky performances against part-time lower league sides have seen the optimism replaced by despair. Not so much the defeats, but the performances have been poor leaving new gaffer Billy Dodds the daunting task of breathing new life into this rapidly deflating side. This game will be broadcast by Premier Sports.

    OFFICIAL PREVIEW

    Premier Sports

    Group A     HOME AWAY  
    POS.   P W D L GF GA W D L GF GA GD PTS
    1 Heart of Midlothian 3 1 0 0 3 0 2 0 0 4 0 7 9
    2 Stirling Albion 3 0 0 1 0 2 1 1 0 5 4 -1 5
    3 Inverness Caledonian Thistle 3 1 1 0 4 2 0 0 1 1 3 0 4
    4 Peterhead 3 1 0 1 3 3 0 0 1 0 2 -2 3
    5 Cove Rangers 4 1 0 1 5 4 0 0 2 1 6 -4

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    Stirling Albion finish second after beating Peterhead in the other Group A game this weekend. (Final Score 3-1)

    Dodds talking after the defeat to Cove Rangers

    So, having said he has not done any work with his defenders, Doddsy has promptly gone shopping and brought in another striker to bolster his misfiring forwards. Nineteen year old Lewis Jamieson has come in for a season long loan from Premiership side St Mirren. Quite what he has to offer compared to our own academy graduates has yet to be seen, but good luck to him anyway.

    Sean Welsh is still out but David Carson who missed the Cove game could feature. Lewis Jamieson will be included in the squad with Billy Mckay and Anthony McDonald still sidelined. Young right back Harry Nicolson has been loaned to Elgin City until January 2022 and gets a start on Saturday against East Fife.

     



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    I'm sure Doddsy knows what he's doing......doesn't he!? :ponder:My lack of confidence of a decent result and performance is reflected in my NPL predictions. At 7p.m tonight I hope that prediction is blown out of the park and my confidence restored...I somehow can't see that happening though.

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