Following our Manager’s further representations to the SPFL, a pitch inspection was held at 1:00pm and, as a result, the match has been postponed.
It has been agreed with Falkirk that the game should be re-arranged for this Tuesday, 12th. December with a 7:45 p.m. kick-off.
On the advice of our groundsman, ICTFC have requested that a pitch inspection be undertaken at the earliest opportunity. The SPFL have advised that this cannot be undertaken until the day of the game and we are arranging for that to happen as early as possible tomorrow morning.
Caley Thistle host Falkirk in the Ladbrokes Championship looking to make their way up the table. ICTFC suffered a nightmare journey to Dumfries last weekend due to a serious incident on the way to the game, but despite this ICTFC got a valuable point from the match.
INVERNESS CT -v- FALKIRK
Tuesday 12th December - 7:45pm
Referee : TBC
Assistants : TBC
THE MANAGER : John Robertson
“We’ve prepared well given the circumstances, the weather has been horrendous today and we moved indoors, and the players are ok.”
“Tomorrow, it’s a weather watch, we’ve got three different scenarios for outdoor or indoor [training] should the conditions continue because the pitch is still wet.”
“We are a due more horrendous weather tonight, potentially snow, so obviously with Falkirk travelling, we’ll need to make a decision around three o’clock tomorrow afternoon.”
“So, we’ve got three different [training] scenarios and we’ll know early tomorrow which one we will take.”
“Falkirk have quality players, they didn’t start well in the league and they’ve struggled a bit under Paul. They’ve still got that first win they are after and we understand how they feel, when you are not winning games and things seem to be going against you it’s difficult.”
“We’ve got to be ruthless and continue our good form and try and win the points.”
Falkirk sit 9th in the Ladbrokes Championship and 8 points behind ICTFC. The Bairns are yet to win under new manager Paul Hartley in his first seven matches.
Falkirk are the lowest scorers in the league this season with just nine goals scored in their opening 14 matches.
However, their only win in the league this campaign so far was away from home in a 1-0 success over Morton.
Saturday’s match will be the fourth meeting between the two sides already this season. The record is even right now as each side has a win to their name and there was also one draw between the teams.
Aaron Doran and Zak Elbouzedi return to the squad after being rested last week due to Queen’s plastic pitch.
Head to Head : ICTFC Wins : 12 - Draws : 9 - Falkirk Wins : 22
Last Meeting : ICTFC 1-0 Falkirk (11/11/17)
The sides last met on remembrance day in the IRN-BRU Cup semi-finals with Inverness running out 1-0 winners thanks to a second half striker from Connor Bell.
In the progress, the Caley Jags broke their number of minutes without conceding by keeping their 7th consecutive clean sheet.
|Inverness CT FC||Falkirk FC|
|D||QoS (A) 0-0||L||Morton (H) 0-3|
|W||Brechin City (H) 4-0||L||Dundee (A) 0-3|
|L||St Mirren (H) 0-2||L||ICTFC (A) 0-1|
|W||Falkirk (H) 1-0||D||Dunfermline (H) 1-1|
|D||Livingston (A) 0-0||L||QoS (A) 2-4|
|W||Dunfermline (H) 1-0||D||St Mirren (A) 0-0|
ICTFC (V QoS) : Ridgers, Raven, Mckay, Doanldson, Tremarco, Mulraney, Polworth, Vigurs, Chalmers (Calder 85), Bell (Oakley 61), Baird (Trafford 61).
Falkirk (V Morton) : Thomson, McGee, Muirhead, Grant, Tumilty, Kerr (Blues 66), Hippolyte (Miller 46), Craigen, Dunne (Harris 46), Austin, Longridge