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    Arbroath -V- Inverness CT - Preview


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    We head to Arbroath on Saturday, the scene of Big Dunc's first game in charge of the Caley Jags, where we earned our first win of the season in our seventh Championship game and his tenure at the Caley Jags began with only one point on the board prior to this game. We now sit on twenty-five points, but still perilously close to the relegation zone, unable to put a consistent run together to climb the table like others have done (Morton the prime example). Max Anderson is suspened and something like five definite outs and another five struggling with knocks. 🚑 Nothing new there then! 


    Match/Ticket/Travel info

    :redcard: Max Anderson :redcard:


    Venue H2H v Arbroath Pld Won Drn Lst For Agst + / -
    Home 25 17 4 4 60 21 +39
    Away 24 11 6 7 35 29 +6
    Neutral 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Total 49 28 10 11 95 50 +45

    We have always generally had the edge over Arbroath but have found them to be more resilient of late, losing at home last time we met.

    Last 10 Competitive Meetings v Arbroath
    1 - 2
    3 - 2
    2 - 4
    2 - 0
    4 - 1
    1 - 1
    0 - 0
    0 - 0
    0 - 0
    3 - 0

    Looking Down:  1 - 2  For cod's sake! Inverness slumped to an embarrassing defeat as Arbroath stunned Ferguson's flops at the Caledonian Stadium. Arbroath with big players out and only three outfield players on the bench proved too good for an overrated Inverness bunch of haddies who were easily beaten by the Smokies.
    With both sides losing in midweek, this game took on more significance for Big Dunc's side and Jim McIntyre was also looking to get away from the bottom of the table after he replaced Dick Campbell. David Wotherspoon was fit enough to start and good to see Keith Bray return to the squad alongside Robbie Thompson. Arbroath came North with only four on the bench with Michael McKenna and Ricky Little still out injured and O'Brien suspended. As it turned out we are now looking down the table instead of up after back to back defeats to the two teams who were below us only four days ago as Arbroath won 2-1. That was new manager Jim McIntyre's first win and it moves Arbroath off the bottom of the table. one point behind Inverness. All the goals came in the first half from Jay Bird, Billy Mckay and two minutes later David Gold. Looks like a few will be going cheap in the January sales.


    Pos Team Pld W D L F A Pts
    Partick Thistle v Dunfermline: Friday Night TV game (mon the Harry Wraggs)
    1. Dundee Utd 23 14 6 3 46 13 48
    2. Raith Rovers 23 14 5 4 42 32 47
    3. Partick Thistle 23 10 8 5 46 37 38
    4. Morton 23 9 6 8 32 27 33
    5. Ayr United 24 8 5 11 33 43 29
    6. Airdrieonians 22 8 4 10 22 27 28
    7. Queens Park 24 7 6 11 31 41 27
    8. Inverness CT 24 6 7 11 29 31 25
    9. Dunfermline 23 6 7 10 25 33 25
    10. Arbroath 23 5 4 14 24 46 19


      Arbroath v Inverness CT

    Ayr United v Raith Rovers

    Dundee Utd v Queen's Park 

    Morton v Airdrie   

    Latest Team News

    We threw away a two goal lead last week against Partick Thistle and ended up hanging on by a thread as Partick pushed for a late winner. Highly entertaining stuff, but disappointing to only take a point after going two ahead through Kerr and Savage. Pegged back by Fitzpatrick and a Graham penalty, Shaw then restored our lead only for Graham to volley in the equaliser with five minutes left. Frantic ending to the game, but we kept our point. Both sides feel they should have won and defences are being questioned about giving away cheap goals. At least we scored a couple in the Home end, so that's a small crumb of comfort. However, every point is a prisoner now with only twelve games left to preserve our status and we can not afford to give away preventable goals.

    Inverness failed to get Max Anderson's red card rescinded and he misses the next two games. His direct replacement Roddy MacGregor has a foot injury. We have five definite crocks and five doubtful crocks, so it's back to making your own selection for this game. Here's Dunc to explain all...

    It's someting like this plus the usual mirrors, smoke screens and cloak & daggers.

    OUT INJURED: (Longstaff, MacGregor, Lodovica, Nicolson, Mullen, Duffy, Anderson suspended)

    Maybe Out: (Alex Samuel, Austin Samuels, Boyes, Shaw)

    We've got injuries, haven't we>>>



    Jim McIntyre's Arbroath had a battling 1-1 draw at East End Park last week after going behind in the 18th minute through Walcott. An early second half header from Tam O'Brien levelled the game and that's how it ended.

    Arbroath have secured the services of Charlie Reilly on loan from Dundee for the rest of the season. The wide midfielder is available for selection tomorrow. Leighton McIntosh took a knock last week and is a doubt.

    Line-up v Pars last week
    Gold   O'Brien   Teale   Hamilton (Walker 90+4)
    Dow   Norey (Murray 45)   Slater   Stowe (Mackinnon 45, Bird 90+7)
    McIntosh (Robinson 45)
    Subs Not Used:  Gaston; Lyon, Dunnwald-Turan


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