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Inverness CT V Kilmarnock at Tulloch Caledonian Stadium : Match Preview

29 Aug 2014 15:31:00

Inverness CT V Kilmarnock at Tulloch Caledonian Stadium : Match Preview

Inverness CT V Kilmarnock - view commentary, squad, and statistics of the game live.


Williams relishing Caley experience

Inverness winger Danny Williams ranks last week's result against Celtic as the biggest of his career but is already looking for further success this season.

The 26-year-old from Wigan played in the lower echelons of football for Daisy Hill, FC United of Manchester, Clitheroe, Kendal Town and Chester before making the trek to the Highlands in 2013 and is enjoying every minute of his late entry into league football.

His highlight to date came when he helped John Hughes' side to a 1-0 home win over a much-changed Hoops team to leave them top of the Scottish Premiership table with 10 points from four games and having yet to concede a goal.

Ahead of the visit of Kilmarnock on Saturday, Williams said: "It's been a good week for us.

"It was a massive result, probably the biggest result I have ever been involved in so far.

"Yes, they made changes but they still had some quality players out there.

"Any team Celtic put out, it is going to be a tough task to beat them but the way we have been playing this season I feel we can beat anybody when we are on our game and that was the case at the weekend.

"I thought we passed the ball pretty well and it could have been two or three at the end.

"We are just enjoying our football and picking up results as well, so it has all been good really and we are enjoying it.

"Every player has their job and it is like the gaffer said, if we get 11 man-of-the-match performances against them then we will beat them and that is the case against Kilmarnock as well.

"We will be looking for 11 man-of-the-match performances again and hopefully we will get a result.

"We want to win our home games and build a fortress here.

"With consistency, we can finish pretty high up the table and that is what we want.

"If we keep this form at the moment, hopefully we will be up there."

Williams is looking for Caley fans to be a little bit more patient against Killie, who have won their last three games.

He said: "Fans want to see entertainment and us scoring goals.

"I am a Liverpool fan, I want to see them scoring goals but it is not always like that.

"We want to tire teams out, pass the ball, keep it and build up some good possession.

"That is the way we are playing at the moment and it is working so far which is why we are top of the league, so we will keep going that way."

James Vincent could return after missing the win over Celtic with a groin injury.

Richie Foran (knee) remains out while Danny Devine played a bounce game in midweek following his knee problem but is still short of match fitness.

Meanwhile, Lee Miller has watched his fellow Kilmarnock strikers get off the mark while he has suffered a false start to the season, but their success has only further whetted his appetite.

Miller made his Killie debut as a late substitute in the League Cup win over Ayr on Tuesday after a calf strain delayed the start of his Rugby Park career.

The likes of Rory McKenzie, Robbie Muirhead and Josh Magennis have all hit the target this term as Killie look to replace the goals of the departed Kris Boyd.

And Miller feels the success of his colleagues will inspire him as he bids for more action against Inverness.

"It's great to be back training and in amongst it," he said. "I got three minutes the other night and I thought I was outstanding.

"But it's great to be back, I'm feeling really fit and raring to go.

"There's a lot of competition for places, especially for the striker positions, and it bodes well for the club.

"If people are fighting for their positions then they will play their best. I'm no different, I want to play.

"It's a team game and it's a long season."

Kilmarnock manager Allan Johnston will check on the fitness of Tope Obadeyi ahead of the trip.

The winger came off with a hamstring problem in the first half of Tuesday's Ayrshire derby but the injury is not serious.

Michael Ngoo could come back into the squad after overcoming an ankle problem.



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