Dunfermline V Inverness CT at East End Park : Match Preview

26 July 2016 01:34
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Inverness boss Richie Foran impressed with new arrivals

Inverness boss Richie Foran reckons his new recruits have already made themselves at home in the Highlands.

Summer signings Kevin McNaughton, Billy King and Scott Boden all started Saturday's Betfred Cup clash with Dundee United, while former QPR midfielder Jake Mulraney featured off the bench.

Foran's side took the lead when former Newport County striker Boden gave them a first-half advantage and while United levelled through Stewart Murdoch before claiming a penalty shoot-out bonus point, the Caley Thistle manager has been pleased by the impact of his new faces.

Speaking ahead of Tuesday's Group C trip to Dunfermline, he told the club's official YouTube channel: "Scott's movement is excellent. He's starting to build a really good understanding with the likes of Iain Vigurs, Liam Polworth and Billy King. With those players around him Scotty will get us goals.

"He could have had one or two more against United and he knows that but he keeps putting himself in the right areas. If we can get the service to him he will score goals.

"I said weeks ago Jake was going to be a fans favourite and he's starting to show that.

"We just need to work on his fitness because he is not used to this tempo of football, so we will have to work hard with him on the training ground.

"But he was excellent against Dundee United on Saturday and we want to see more of that.

"I was also happy with Billy in the first half. He can go off of his left foot and his right and hold the ball. He will cause defences problems this season.

"Kevin McNaughton was also excellent at the back. His composure was excellent. He keeps the ball so well and reads the game too.

"There are lots and lots of positives from the new guys coming in."

Dunfermline goalkeeper Sean Murdoch (wrist injury) is set to miss the game, with striker Michael Paton already ruled out due to a groin problem.

Callum Fordyce is not yet ready to return after a broken leg and David Hopkirk is a doubt.

Source: PAR