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Owain Tudur Jones on for Richie Foran.
Corner from left by-line taken by Lee Johnson. Outswinging corner taken by Lee Johnson from the right by-line, Claude Gnakpa makes a clearance.
Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Lee Johnson, Richie Foran makes a clearance. Corner taken short by Lee Johnson.
Michael Nelson takes a shot. Save made by Ryan Esson.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Greg Tansey on Lee Johnson. Lee Johnson restarts play with the free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Claude Gnakpa on Liam Kelly. Direct free kick taken by Liam Kelly.
Greg Tansey takes the inswinging corner, Headed effort on goal by Ross Tokely from inside the penalty box misses to the right of the target.
Roman Golobart gets on the score sheet with a goal from close in to the bottom left corner of the goal. Inverness CT 1-1 Kilmarnock.The assist for the goal came from Billy McKay.
Mohamadou Sissoko challenges Richie Foran unfairly and gives away a free kick. Shane Sutherland delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing. Inswinging corner taken by Shane Sutherland, Lewis Toshney makes a clearance.
Richie Foran takes a shot. Save by Cameron Bell.
The referee blows for offside. Cameron Bell takes the indirect free kick.
Shot by Shane Sutherland from just outside the area goes over the net. Lee Johnson is brought on as a substitute for Danny Racchi.
Effort from outside the area by Josh Meekings goes wide right of the goal.
David Silva leaves the field to be replaced by Paul Heffernan.
Nick Ross comes on in place of Sam Winnall.
Shot by Ben Gordon from just outside the area goes over the net.
Claude Gnakpa on for Gregory Tade.
Outswinging corner taken right-footed by David Silva, Richie Foran manages to make a clearance.
Danny Racchi concedes a free kick for a foul on Graeme Shinnie. Graeme Shinnie takes the free kick.
Sam Winnall has an effort at goal from outside the box which goes wide right of the goal.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Danny Racchi by Greg Tansey. Direct free kick taken by Lewis Toshney.
Greg Tansey decides to take a short corner.
Gregory Tade takes a shot. Save by Cameron Bell.
Unfair challenge on Sam Winnall by Liam Kelly results in a free kick. Josh Meekings takes the direct free kick.
Shot from just outside the box by Gregory Tade goes over the bar.
James Fowler replaces Matthew Kennedy.
Danny Buijs concedes a free kick for a foul on Ross Tokely. Richie Foran restarts play with the free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Danny Racchi on Sam Winnall. Greg Tansey restarts play with the free kick.
Unfair challenge on Cameron Bell by Roman Golobart results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Cameron Bell.
Greg Tansey challenges Matthew Kennedy unfairly and gives away a free kick. Danny Racchi takes the direct free kick.
Inswinging corner taken by Greg Tansey, clearance made by Mohamadou Sissoko. Corner taken by Greg Tansey, comfortable save by Cameron Bell.
Shane Sutherland has an effort at goal from outside the area which goes wide left of the target.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Shane Sutherland by Ben Gordon. Greg Tansey takes the direct free kick.
Roman Golobart takes a shot. Comfortable save by Cameron Bell.
Unfair challenge on Roman Golobart by Matthew Kennedy results in a free kick. Greg Tansey takes the direct free kick.
Shane Sutherland fouled by Liam Kelly, the ref awards a free kick. Greg Tansey takes the direct free kick.
Effort from just outside the box by Greg Tansey goes over the bar.
David Silva takes a outswinging corner to the near post, Richie Foran makes a clearance.
Gregory Tade takes a shot. Save made by Cameron Bell.
David Silva produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
Roman Golobart puts the ball into his own net from 12 yards. Inverness CT 0-1 Kilmarnock.The assist for the goal came from Gary Harkins.
Gary Harkins fouled by Ross Tokely, the ref awards a free kick. Liam Kelly restarts play with the free kick.
Effort on goal by Gregory Tade from inside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the bar.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Graeme Shinnie by Matthew Kennedy. Graeme Shinnie restarts play with the free kick.
Greg Tansey takes a shot. Save by Cameron Bell.
Richie Foran gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Liam Kelly. David Silva takes the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Liam Kelly by Greg Tansey. David Silva takes the free kick.
David Silva takes the outswinging corner, Graeme Shinnie manages to make a clearance.
David Silva gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Shane Sutherland. Shane Sutherland takes the direct free kick.
Greg Tansey takes a shot. Save made by Cameron Bell.
Sam Winnall takes a shot. Save by Cameron Bell. Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Greg Tansey, Michael Nelson manages to make a clearance. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Lewis Toshney by Gregory Tade. Direct free kick taken by Michael Nelson.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Gregory Tade on Lewis Toshney. Danny Racchi takes the direct free kick.
Corner taken right-footed by David Silva, save by Ryan Esson. David Silva decides to take the corner short.
Billy McKay produces a right-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the target.
Butcher wants to finish with a flourish
Inverness manager Terry Butcher is looking for his players to step up in the final third against Kilmarnock and end a familiar feeling of frustration.
Caley Thistle's hopes of making the top six of the Clydesdale Bank Premier League all but ended with a 3-0 defeat at Dundee United on Monday.
They have five games, one more than most of their rivals, to pull back a 12-point deficit and need their first victory in seven games to give them any chance.
Butcher, on reflection, was generally satisfied with his side`s performance at Tannadice but he bemoaned a lack of invention.
"I`m just looking for us to do a little bit better than Monday night," he said.
"I want them to give me an extra 15-20% in the right areas, the Kilmarnock defensive third, that enables us to get at them where it really matters.
"We are missing Jonny Hayes, Aaron Doran and Graeme Shinnie - three players who would make a massive difference in the final third.
"We're having to chop and change because we haven't found the right blend. I'm just looking for them to step up.
"We need to get our wide players on the ball and get crosses in the box because I feel that's when we can score goals."
Butcher, who boasts an unchanged squad against Kilmarnock, has had huge injury problems to deal with this season - Roman Golobart's return at Tannadice saw him field his 21st back-four combination.
"It typified our season," he said. "It's been okay, it's not been bad, but we lost 3-0.
"We did that in the first game of the season against Motherwell - we looked pretty good, had a goal threat, but still lost 3-0.
"We've got players who haven't played to their best ability this season for one reason or another.
"I'm looking for them to really show what they can do now."
Butcher added: "At the start of the season I wanted to get as close to the top six as possible. If we had the right resources and right luck, because we have hardly had any, we could be there or thereabouts.
"If it doesn't kill you it certainly makes you stronger. We are certainly mentally and physically stronger because we have had to overcome so many hurdles.
"We want to get 30 points and we want to put pressure on teams above us.
"We can't climb the league but three points could help us climb the league in two weeks' time."
Kilmarnock midfielder Garry Hay has warned they cannot afford to think about their upcoming Hampden trip until after their visit to Inverness.
Killie make the trip to the Highlands eight days before their Scottish Communities League Cup final against Celtic.
The Ayrshire side are six points adrift of the top six with four matches left until the split and defeat would leave them with little chance of overhauling the teams above them.
Hay also wants to maintain a positive attitude ahead of the cup final week and knows full focus is required in Inverness.
"It (the cup final) will be forgotten about until after Saturday`s game," Hay said.
"If we go up and give anything less than 100% at Inverness, we`ll get beaten and we don`t want to do that.
"They always make it very hard for you. It`s not often very warm up there either, it's always a bit chilly next to that water.
"It's a hard place to go and if you`re not mentally ready for it, they will hurt you."
The 34-year-old added: "We can`t afford to get beaten. We want to take a positive attitude into the next game."
Killie are short of forwards for the clash. Dean Shiels is suspended, Dieter van Turnhout is struggling with a hamstring injury while Paul Heffernan has only just returned to training after a groin problem.
Matthew Kennedy is out with a knock while centre-backs Ryan O'Leary and Manuel Pascali remain on the long-term injury list.
But Hay insists victory is needed to maintain the club's top-six ambitions.
"We need to win on Saturday just to keep those feint hopes alive," he said.
"Inverness are probably in the same mindset. So I think it will be a game where two teams go out and attack and try to win the game so hopefully it should be a good one for people to watch.
"It`s a slim one but we`ll focus on the game on Saturday and if we win that we`ll see what happens."
Golobart grabs point after gaffe
Roman Golobart made amends for a spectacular own goal by netting the leveller in a 1-1 draw between Inverness and Kilmarnock.
The Spanish defender's attempted overhead kick became his second own goal of the season when it gave Caley Thistle keeper Ryan Esson no chance on 31 minutes.
But the 19-year-old atoned seven minutes from time when he fired home from close range.
It was just reward for Inverness, who dominated at Tulloch Caledonian Stadium.
The own goal came within a rash of chances for the hosts, who may find a share of the spoils was harsh considering the number of chances they created.
Both sides needed maximum points to keep alive their hopes of a place in the top six ahead of the split and Kilmarnock had the extra impetus of wanting to impress ahead of next week's league cup final against Celtic.
Wolves striker Sam Winnall made his first start for Caley Thistle and Scotland Under-21 international Graeme Shinnie was restored to the starting line-up after the 3-0 loss at Dundee United on Monday night, with Nick Ross dropped to the bench and Kenny Gillet missing out completely.
Dean Shiels was suspended for Kilmarnock following his red card in the 0-0 draw with St Johnstone last time out. Danny Buijs, Matthew Kennedy, David Silva and Lewis Toshney came in for the visitors, while Garry Hay and Dieter van Tornhout were not included and James Fowler was among the substitutes.
Caley Thistle started brightly with Billy McKay firing narrowly over.
Kilmarnock responded well with Mahamadou Sissoko denied the opener by Josh Meekings' goal-line clearance.
Visiting keeper Cameron Bell made a terrific double save to keep out McKay and then Winnall and Shane Sutherland was next to test him when he connected with a McKay cross.
Greg Tansey forced Bell into another top-drawer save after McKay's lay-off just inside the box. Gregory Tade then fired over from 10 yards after a clever one-two with McKay.
The lack of a cutting edge proved costly on 31 minutes when Golobart scored his bizarre own goal.
The Spanish centre-back, on loan from Wigan, attempted a scissor-kick clearance from the edge of the box but miscued the ball, which sailed over Esson.
Tansey ballooned a chance over as Inverness tried to get back in their stride.
Bell saved a low shot from Golobart but the hosts could not find an equaliser before the interval.
Tansey shot wide from the edge of the area and Golobart headed over as Inverness showed more attacking intent after the break.
The momentum stopped when Golobart clashed with Bell as he pounced on the ball and play was stopped for over two minutes for the keeper to receive treatment.
Unperturbed, the hosts continued their hunt for a leveller with Winnall curling a low effort inches wide.
Tade was next to squander a chance when he shot over for Inverness and moments later the Frenchman's header was tipped over by Bell.
Winnall was next to fire off target when bearing down on goal.
Buijs hammered an angled attempt from outside the area high and wide with the visitors' first real chance of the second half.
Sutherland's rising shot from the edge of the area was just over before Caley Thistle captain Richie Foran missed a gilt-edged chance in the closing stages when his side-footed effort from 10 yards was blocked by Bell.
The keeper then tipped over McKay's shot but moments later, after he saved Foran's header, McKay found Golobart who smashed home from one yard to make it 1-1 in the 83rd minute.
Michael Nelson was picked out unmarked by Lee Johnson's free-kick but Esson saved the header as Kilmarnock could not find a reply.
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