Caley Thistle and Airdrieonians played out a goalless draw at the Caledonian Stadium, with both sides unable to break the deadlock.

The home side went closest with Billy Mckay’s header cleared off the line by Kanayo Megwa, at the start of the second-half.

The point keeps the Caley Jags sitting 9th in the cinch Championship table.

Manager Duncan Ferguson was forced into one change from the side which beat Greenock Morton at Cappielow last weekend as Samson Lawal replaced the injured Sean McAllister in the starting eleven.

Mark Ridgers was called into early action as he held Adam Frizzell’s deflected effort from outside the box after just 3 minutes.

After just 5 minutes, Caley Thistle had their first chance as Wallace Duffy’s knock down was laid off by Billy Mckay into Danny Devine’s path and the defender’s low effort went wide.

Caley Thistle went close again through Cameron Harper after 31 minutes, the left-back combined well with Billy Mckay with a one-two into the box but his effort was saved at close range by Josh Rae.

Former Caley Jag Nikolay Todorov had the ball in the net after he unleashed a strike from range but the offside flag was up after 34 minutes.

Right on the half-time whistle, Max Anderson met Alex Samuel’s pass on the edge of the box but the midfielder’s effort was blocked and deflected into the gloves of Josh Rae.

Caley Thistle started the second-half brightly and were close to making the breakthrough after 50 minutes. Cameron Harper’s corner was met by Wallace Duffy in the box and the flicked goal bound by Billy Mckay from close range but his header was cleared off the line by Kanayo Megwa.

On 81 minutes, substitute Aribim Pepple saw his effort hit the side netting after a good turn after receiving Remi Savage’s pass.

With the last action of the match deep in added time, Cammy Kerr’s corner found James Carragher in the box but his header was over and behind.

Caley Thistle are back in home action next weekend as they face Ayr United.