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Butcher relishes return to big time
Published : 12 Aug 2010 17:01:12
Terry Butcher has urged his Inverness side to savour their Clydesdale Bank Premier League return and not throw away their hard work in restoring their top-flight status.Caley Thistle dropped down into the Irn-Bru First Division two seasons ago but bounced back at the first attempt as they finished the league season with a 21-game unbeaten run.One of their rewards is a home game against Neil Lennon's new-look Celtic side as the First Division flag is unfurled at the Caledonian Stadium on Saturday.Butcher is relieved Inverness have recaptured their pride by returning to the top table, saying: "It's massively different from this time last year, we didn't even have a team picture because we were embarrassed about being in the First Division."It's going to be another great occasion for us, May 1 was a brilliant time with us beating Dundee to lift the championship trophy and all the fans on the pitch. It's going to a full house and live on the TV in front of the biggest TV audience we've ever played in front of, so that should inspire us as well."Butcher added: "Now we're back, we want to make the most of it. I don't think people realise what we went through last year on and off the pitch, with the financial losses and it took us a while to get going in the league but when we did we were absolutely brilliant. I think last season was really special and we don't want to throw that all away by not giving the SPL our best shot."