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Short corner taken by Tom Hateley.
(Motherwell) makes a substitution, with Stewart Carswell coming on for Jamie Murphy.
Omar Daley fires in a goal from long range to the bottom right corner of the goal. Inverness CT 1-5 Motherwell.Assist on the goal came from Nicky Law.
Shane Sutherland crosses the ball, save made by Darren Randolph.
Nicky Law has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the goal.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Aaron Doran by Omar Daley. Free kick taken by Aaron Doran.
Effort on goal by Jamie Murphy from just inside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the target.
Omar Daley on for Chris Humphrey.
Chris Humphrey delivers the ball.
Robert McHugh replaces Henrik Ojamaa.
Richie Foran has a headed effort from close range and clears the bar.
Outswinging corner taken by Tom Hateley.
Michael Higdon takes a shot. Blocked by Josh Meekings.
Jamie Murphy takes a shot. Save by Antonio Reguero.
Josh Meekings sends in a cross, save made by Darren Randolph.
Corner taken right-footed by Aaron Doran, Darren Randolph makes a save.
Corner taken by Graeme Shinnie from the right by-line to the near post, clearance made by Michael Higdon.
Andrew Shinnie takes a shot. Blocked by Shaun Hutchinson.
Aaron Doran takes a shot.
Inswinging corner taken by Graeme Shinnie from the right by-line, Darren Randolph makes a comfortable save.
Goal scored by Henrik Ojamaa from deep inside the penalty area low into the middle of the goal. Inverness CT 1-4 Motherwell.Nicky Law provided the assist for the goal.
Unfair challenge on Andrew Shinnie by Shaun Hutchinson results in a free kick. Graeme Shinnie delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing, save made by Darren Randolph.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Shane Sutherland on Tom Hateley. Conor Pepper comes on in place of Gavin Morrison. Direct free kick taken by Adam Cummins.
Gavin Morrison takes a shot.
Henrik Ojamaa fouled by David Raven, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Darren Randolph.
Shane Sutherland is brought on as a substitute for Billy McKay.
Effort from just outside the area by Jamie Murphy goes over the bar.
David Raven sends in a cross, comfortable save by Darren Randolph.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Richie Foran. Darren Randolph restarts play with the free kick.
Chris Humphrey gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Graeme Shinnie. Antonio Reguero takes the free kick.
The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Antonio Reguero.
Tom Hateley takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance made by Richie Foran.
Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Tom Hateley, Owain Tudur Jones makes a clearance.
Henrik Ojamaa takes a shot. Save made by Antonio Reguero.
Aaron Doran gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Nicky Law. Darren Randolph restarts play with the free kick.
The ball is swung over by Tom Hateley, Adam Cummins scores a goal from close in to the top left corner of the goal. Inverness CT 1-3 Motherwell.Assist on the goal came from Tom Hateley.
Corner taken by Tom Hateley from the left by-line, save by Antonio Reguero.
Corner taken by Tom Hateley played to the near post, clearance made by Gavin Morrison.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Adam Cummins on Owain Tudur Jones. Free kick taken by Graeme Shinnie. The official flags Richie Foran offside. Darren Randolph takes the indirect free kick.
Chris Humphrey concedes a free kick for a foul on Graeme Shinnie. Direct free kick taken by Antonio Reguero.
The ball is swung over by David Raven, Richie Foran finds the net with a goal from close in low into the middle of the goal. Inverness CT 1-2 Motherwell.David Raven provided the assist for the goal.
Short corner worked by Stevie Hammell, Effort on goal by Nicky Law from just inside the area clears the crossbar.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Chris Humphrey by Graeme Shinnie. Tom Hateley crosses the ball in from the free kick.
Shaun Hutchinson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Richie Foran. Direct free kick taken by Andrew Shinnie.
A cross is delivered by Aaron Doran, save made by Darren Randolph.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Keith Lasley on Gavin Morrison. Aaron Doran restarts play with the free kick.
The official flags Richie Foran offside. Indirect free kick taken by Darren Randolph.
Foul by Keith Lasley on Andrew Shinnie, free kick awarded. Owain Tudur Jones shoots direct from the free kick, save made by Darren Randolph.
Effort on goal by Owain Tudur Jones from 30 yards. Comfortable save by Darren Randolph.
Nicky Law gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Andrew Shinnie. Richie Foran takes the free kick.
The ball is delivered by David Raven, save by Darren Randolph.
Chris Humphrey takes a shot. Antonio Reguero makes a save.
A cross is delivered by Chris Humphrey, save by Antonio Reguero.
Effort on goal by Jamie Murphy from just inside the area clears the bar.
Centre by Chris Humphrey, clearance made by Josh Meekings. Jamie Murphy finds the back of the net with a goal from inside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Inverness CT 0-2 Motherwell.Chris Humphrey provided the assist for the goal.
The ball is swung over by Nicky Law, Michael Higdon finds the back of the net with a headed goal from close range. Inverness CT 0-1 Motherwell.The assist for the goal came from Nicky Law.
Foul by Stevie Hammell on Aaron Doran, free kick awarded. Antonio Reguero restarts play with the free kick.
Shot from outside the box by Billy McKay misses to the left of the target.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Gary Warren by Michael Higdon. Free kick taken by Josh Meekings.
Andrew Shinnie crosses the ball.
Gavin Morrison takes a shot. Comfortable save by Darren Randolph.
Keith Lasley takes a shot. Blocked by Josh Meekings.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Richie Foran. Free kick taken by Darren Randolph.
Unfair challenge on Gavin Morrison by Keith Lasley results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Owain Tudur Jones.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Tom Hateley.
Butcher proud of duo
Inverness manager Terry Butcher believes his full squad should take pride and credit for Andrew Shinnie and Billy McKay's international call-ups.
Midfielder Shinnie made his Scotland debut on Wednesday in the 2-1 friendly win over Luxembourg while striker McKay was in Northern Ireland's squad for their 1-1 World Cup qualifying draw against Azerbaijan.
The calls came after Inverness recorded a 10-match unbeaten run and finished last weekend on top of the Clydesdale Bank Premier League scoring charts.
"It's brilliant," Butcher said. "It has been a great week, we have all been glued to the TV on Wednesday night. It's an incredible thing for the whole club and the whole city too because it hasn't happened many times.
"It's a big feather in the cap for the club as well as the players too. I think all the players felt part of it, that they had helped these two get recognition.
"We have played some lovely football, scored goals and climbed the table, and everyone has played their part in getting them into their country's squads.
"Everyone can take a great deal of credit and pride at what these boys have achieved. It was a lovely warm feeling this week.
"Billy didn't get on but Andy Shinnie is a Scottish international. You can carry that around for the rest of your life. You have played for your country, that's a big, big achievement."
Butcher did that 77 times, making his first England appearance in 1980. And he feels McKay and Shinnie, who has six SPL goals and five assists this season, will be inspired by their experiences.
"I had a great international career. My first game we won 2-1 out in Australia, many, many years ago, before most of these players were born.
"Just the fact I had played, on the flight home and in subsequent months I had a lovely warm feeling.
"It does inspire you to get back and get in the squad on a regular basis.
"That's the boys' aims and it's our aim to help them do that."
Shinnie and McKay's immediate aim is to continue Caley Thistle's run against Motherwell, the last team to beat them, in a 4-1 victory for the home team at Fir Park on September 2.
Butcher said: "I don't think Motherwell kick-started our run but they certainly kicked us somewhere where it hurt.
"We did play well that day though and Darren Randolph was man of the match, he made some incredible saves, and we missed a penalty.
"We could and should have scored more goals that day. Motherwell were very good that day too. It was a great game of football.
"I thought at that stage of season, having lost 4-2 to Celtic the week before, that it was going to be one of those seasons where we are conceding a lot of goals not scoring at the other end and not getting what we deserved.
"But the boys have knuckled down and been absolutely fantastic.
"It will be nice to play them again, it still rankles that we lost 4-1 that day.
"Yes, we want revenge but we also want to keep climbing the table and stretch the unbeaten run to 11 games."
Inverness midfielder Ross Draper is out of Sunday's clash with Motherwell. Draper has still not recovered from the ankle injury he picked up in the recent win at Kilmarnock.
Simon King (ankle), Chris Hogg (knee), Nick Ross (shoulder) and Ryan Esson (hip) are still out.
Motherwell striker Henrik Ojamaa insists that he has no concerns over his long run of games without a goal.
The Estonia striker has failed to hit the net since April and Motherwell travel to Inverness on the back of just one victory in their last seven games.
But Ojamaa said: "I am happy with how I am progressing, the goals aren't coming at the moment but I feel that I am benefiting the team in other ways.
"I'm not the type of player who will let form or statistics affect me, I will still play the same way and continue to make attempts on goal.
"I was hoping after beating St Johnstone we could have gone on and won against Dundee United and then Dundee.
"It could be worse, we could be playing poorly and not picking up results - I believe it won't be long before we turn things around.
"If we keep this form going then the results will come eventually, the quality we have will come through, I have no doubts about that.
Motherwell's preparations for the trip north have been hit by illness, with several players suffering from flu.
Ojamaa is one of the few players in Stuart McCall's squad who has not been affected by the bug and he is relishing the opportunity of taking on Butcher's side.
The 21-year-old did not make the trip to Dubai for Estonia's midweek friendly against the UAE, after Motherwell made a request to the Estonian FA.
"I like being able to train and ensuring that I am ready to play every week, the situation with illness isn't ideal although I'm sure the players who come back will still give their all," he added.
"The club contacted the Estonian FA to request that I didn't make the trip, of course it would have been nice to have played in Dubai but I would much prefer looking forward to playing Inverness."
Illness within the Fir Park squad forced the cancellation of two training sessions this week, with only four first-team players deemed fit enough to take part.
Shaun Hutchinson came through a training session on Friday unscathed and may be considered for selection, however long-term absentee Steven Saunders (knee) remains sidelined.
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