Published: 12/10/2017 07:58 - Updated: 12/10/2017 08:05

Caley Jags boss John Robertson knows time is running out to turn season around

Written byPaul Chalk

 

Caley Thistle manager John Robertson.
Caley Thistle manager John Robertson.
JOHN Robertson knows his Caley Thistle players are running out of time if they want to gatecrash the party and chase for a promotion play-off spot in the Ladbrokes Championship.

 

On Saturday, they complete their first round of fixtures away to Falkirk, who they also drew in Tuesday’s quarter-final draw for the Irn-Bru Cup.

It will be Paul Hartley’s first game in charge of the Bairns, who under caretaker Alex Smith, have beaten Morton 1-0 (in the league) and Dunfermline 2-0 (in the Irn-Bru Cup).

After the weekend, ninth-placed ICT, who have won just once in the league so far, travel to title favourites Dundee United before taking on Dunfermline Athletic at home.

It’s a tough schedule and Robertson says it’s time for his players, who have two clean sheets on the spin, to get points on the board to match their play.

He told the HN: "Ourselves, Falkirk and Brechin are the three sides not to have put a winning league run together. That’s why we are sitting where we are in the league.

"Even Dumbarton had two wins and a draw which got them up the table; Queen of the South earlier on this season were unbeaten in four matches; and Livingston have put a wee run together, so while that is a concern it is also there for us."

*** See this week's Highland News for the full interview with Inverness CT manager John Robertson.

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