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Unfair challenge on Andrew Shinnie by John McGinn results in a free kick. John McGinn shown a yellow card. Free kick taken by Graeme Shinnie.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Lewis Guy. Free kick taken by Antonio Reguero.
Effort from deep inside the penalty box by Lewis Guy hits the post. Steven Thompson takes a shot.
David van Zanten fouled by Richie Foran, the ref awards a free kick. Craig Samson takes the direct free kick.
The referee blows for offside against Steven Thompson. Free kick taken by Antonio Reguero. Billy McKay goes off and Philip Roberts comes on.
Corner taken right-footed by Gary Teale, Gary Warren makes a clearance.
Andrew Shinnie produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the left of the goal.
Billy McKay is ruled offside. Indirect free kick taken by Craig Samson.
Unfair challenge on Andrew Shinnie by Graham Carey results in a free kick. Graham Carey goes into the referee's book. Free kick taken by David Raven.
Caution for Lewis Guy.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Steven Thompson by Gary Warren. Gary Teale takes the free kick.
Effort from deep inside the area by Graham Carey misses to the left of the goal.
Aaron Doran has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the left-hand post.
Dougie Imrie challenges Ross Draper unfairly and gives away a free kick. David Raven restarts play with the free kick.
Andrew Shinnie takes a shot. Craig Samson makes a save. Header from deep inside the area by Richie Foran goes over the bar.
Corner taken left-footed by Graeme Shinnie from the right by-line, David van Zanten makes a clearance. Richie Foran grabs a headed goal from close in. Inverness CT 2-2 St Mirren.Aaron Doran provided the assist for the goal.
Paul McGowan goes off and Lewis Guy comes on.
Owain Tudur Jones fouled by John McGinn, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Owain Tudur Jones.
Richie Foran takes a shot. Craig Samson makes a save.
Effort from the edge of the box by Andrew Shinnie goes wide of the right-hand upright.
Dougie Imrie takes a shot from just outside the penalty area which clears the crossbar.
Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Graham Carey from the right by-line, Antonio Reguero manages to make a clearance.
Aaron Doran takes the inswinging corner, Craig Samson makes a clearance.
Steven Thompson challenges Gary Warren unfairly and gives away a free kick. Owain Tudur Jones takes the direct free kick.
Unfair challenge on Dougie Imrie by David Raven results in a free kick. Graham Carey delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from left wing, clearance made by Owain Tudur Jones.
Steven Thompson finds the net with a headed goal from close in. Inverness CT 1-2 St Mirren.Gary Teale provided the assist for the goal.
Unfair challenge on Jon Robertson by Ross Draper results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Lee Mair.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Graham Carey by Billy McKay. Direct free kick taken by Graham Carey.
Billy McKay has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the goal.
Billy McKay gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Dougie Imrie. Dougie Imrie restarts play with the free kick.
Paul McGowan challenges Gary Warren unfairly and gives away a free kick. Antonio Reguero takes the direct free kick.
Shot by Dougie Imrie from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the target.
Graham Carey challenges Aaron Doran unfairly and gives away a free kick. The ball is swung over by Gary Warren, Billy McKay has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the right of the goal.
Short corner worked by Gary Teale. Steven Thompson produces a right-footed shot from inside the area that clears the crossbar.
Andrew Shinnie scores a goal from long range to the top right corner of the goal. Inverness CT 1-1 St Mirren.Billy McKay provided the assist for the goal.
Ross Draper gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on John McGinn. David van Zanten restarts play with the free kick.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Aaron Doran from the left by-line, clearance by Craig Samson.
Aaron Doran takes a shot. Save made by Craig Samson.
Jon Robertson concedes a free kick for a foul on Richie Foran. Graeme Shinnie takes the free kick.
The referee blows for offside. Graeme Shinnie restarts play with the free kick.
Owain Tudur Jones has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box missing to the wide left of the goal.
Steven Thompson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Owain Tudur Jones. Free kick taken by Matthew Cooper.
Shot from deep inside the area by Andrew Shinnie goes over the bar.
Effort on goal by Steven Thompson from just inside the area clears the bar.
Gary Teale decides to take a short corner.
Paul McGowan fouled by Matthew Cooper, the ref awards a free kick. Strike comes in from Graham Carey from the free kick,
Corner from the left by-line taken by Aaron Doran, Craig Samson makes a clearance.
Shot from long range by Owain Tudur Jones goes wide of the left-hand post.
Corner taken right-footed by John McGinn from the right by-line to the near post, Richie Foran manages to make a clearance.
David van Zanten concedes a free kick for a foul on Billy McKay. Graeme Shinnie delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from left channel, Steven Thompson makes a clearance.
Owain Tudur Jones takes a shot. Save made by Craig Samson.
Unfair challenge on Owain Tudur Jones by Steven Thompson results in a free kick. Owain Tudur Jones takes the direct free kick.
Header from deep inside the penalty area by Gary Warren goes harmlessly over the crossbar.
Foul by John McGinn on Aaron Doran, free kick awarded. Aaron Doran takes the free kick.
Dougie Imrie grabs a goal from long distance to the bottom right corner of the goal. Inverness CT 0-1 St Mirren.Assist on the goal came from Steven Thompson.
Butcher enjoys `fantastic Christmas present'
Inverness received another boost in their incredible season when defenders Graeme Shinnie and Josh Meekings both signed two-year contract extensions.
Caley Thistle confirmed the players had both tied themselves to the Clydesdale Bank Premier League club until May 2015.
Manager Terry Butcher, whose second-placed side host St Mirren on Boxing Day, told the club website: "I am extremely delighted that we have extended Graeme's and Josh's deals, as they have performed brilliantly for the first team and thoroughly deserve their new contracts.
"This is a fantastic Christmas present for the club and supporters.
"I am optimistic that there will be other news of further extensions to other players in the near future."
Scotland Under-21 international Shinnie came through the youth ranks and has been an ever-present this season after his development was stalled by a lengthy absence following a serious illness.
Meekings, who is a year younger at 20, has made 44 appearances since signing from Ipswich 18 months ago.
Butcher is still trying to persuade Shinnie's older brother, Andrew, to sign a new contract.
Caley Thistle moved back into second on Saturday with a 4-1 victory over Dundee that saw them equal last season's SPL tally of 42 goals at the halfway mark of this campaign.
The win was watched by 3,003 fans and, although Butcher was pleased with the turnout in torrential conditions on the busiest shopping day of the year, he hopes more supporters come out against St Mirren.
"Our crowd will come because they see the football that we play," Butcher said.
"I want them to come and cheer us on all the way because who knows what can happen?
"St Mirren had a good win too and the last time we played them it was 2-2 and goals galore.
"But there seems to be goals galore every time we play."
Danny Lennon will allow his St Mirren players to spend Christmas Day with their families before making the long trip.
The Buddies boss convened a squad meeting to decide a plan of action when the Clydesdale Bank Premier League fixture was looming.
"We had a collective decision about the game," said Lennon.
"Everyone is wanting to spend quality time with their loved ones and to leave young families early in the evening is not enjoyable.
"We spoke about it collectively and we will come in Tuesday morning for a good hour then they can get away sharp to spend quality time with their families because for me, that is what Christmas is all about.
"We went up to Ross County not too long ago and it was fine, so we don't envisage a problem with that."
Lennon's side travel with confidence after their 2-1 home win over Motherwell on Friday night but the former Cowdenbeath manager has some selection problems against the SPL's top scorers, who moved into second place behind Celtic with a 4-1 win over Dundee on Saturday.
Skipper Jim Goodwin and defender Marc McAusland, who both played in central defence against the Steelmen and against Celtic the previous game, are suspended and there are doubts over Kenny McLean (knock), Gary Teale (abductor) and Paul Dummett (muscle complaint).
Lennon said: "We have one or two wee worries. Kenny McLean won't train today, he picked a knock up the other night and is being assessed.
"Gary Teale came off with a tightening of the abductors, although he was feeling better, and there is Paul Dummett and of course we are missing Jim Goodwin and Marc McAusland which is a big blow for us, especially the way we have defended the last two games.
"Jim has been very disciplined, very strong and been able to build from the back.
"I thought he handled Michael Higdon very well on Friday and Marc has had a tremendous season, continuing on from where he left off last season."
Playmaker Paul McGowan could get some game time after recovering from his shoulder injury.
Lennon said: "He is champing at the bit for playing time. We will assess him."
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