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Rocco Quinn is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Free kick taken by Ryan Esson.
Nick Ross concedes a free kick for a foul on Rocco Quinn. Michael Fraser takes the free kick.
Steffen Wohlfarth replaces Ivan Sproule.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Iain Vigurs by David Raven. Richard Brittain restarts play with the free kick.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Graeme Shinnie. Michael Fraser takes the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Rocco Quinn by Owain Tudur Jones. Iain Vigurs produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick, save made by Ryan Esson.
Unfair challenge on Iain Vigurs by Billy McKay results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Michael Fraser.
Graeme Shinnie goes into the book for unsporting behaviour.
Corner taken by Graeme Shinnie from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance made by Gary Glen.
Ivan Sproule is caught offside. Ryan Esson takes the free kick.
Shot from outside the penalty box by Mihael Kovacevic goes wide right of the goal.
Foul by Gary Glen on Gary Warren, free kick awarded. Ryan Esson restarts play with the free kick.
The offside flag is raised against Billy McKay. Free kick taken by Michael Fraser.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Gary Glen on Gary Warren. Josh Meekings takes the free kick.
Shot from just outside the area by Owain Tudur Jones goes over the bar. (Ross County) makes a substitution, with Gary Glen coming on for Sam Morrow.
Foul by Owain Tudur Jones on Richard Brittain, free kick awarded. Richard Brittain produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick. Charlie Taylor is brought on as a substitute for Richie Foran.
Sam Morrow fouled by Graeme Shinnie, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Richard Brittain.
Andrew Shinnie concedes a free kick for a foul on Paul Lawson. Michael Fraser restarts play with the free kick.
Nick Ross replaces Aaron Doran.
Corner taken left-footed by Graeme Shinnie from the right by-line, Scott Boyd manages to make a clearance.
Aaron Doran fouled by Paul Lawson, the ref awards a free kick. David Raven takes the free kick.
Effort from the edge of the area by Mihael Kovacevic goes wide of the left-hand upright.
Corner from the left by-line taken by Richard Brittain, free kick awarded for a foul by Grant Munro on Ryan Esson. Ryan Esson takes the direct free kick.
Richie Foran is caught offside. Free kick taken by Michael Fraser.
Andrew Shinnie has an effort at goal from a long way out that goes wide of the right-hand upright.
Owain Tudur Jones concedes a free kick for a foul on Iain Vigurs. Richard Brittain takes the direct free kick.
Rocco Quinn gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Owain Tudur Jones. Free kick taken by Graeme Shinnie.
Rocco Quinn challenges Aaron Doran unfairly and gives away a free kick. David Raven restarts play with the free kick.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Aaron Doran.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ross Draper by Rocco Quinn. Ross Draper takes the direct free kick.
Billy McKay is ruled offside. Indirect free kick taken by Michael Fraser.
Iain Vigurs gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on David Raven. Iain Vigurs booked. The referee books David Raven for unsporting behaviour. Josh Meekings restarts play with the free kick.
Effort from long range by Rocco Quinn goes wide left of the goal.
Corner taken by Graeme Shinnie from the right by-line, Ross Draper takes a shot. Clearance by Grant Munro.
Evangelos Ikonomou takes a shot. Blocked by David Raven. Corner taken by Richard Brittain from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance made by Josh Meekings.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Andrew Shinnie. Free kick taken by Michael Fraser.
Andrew Shinnie has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box which goes wide left of the goal.
Paul Lawson takes a shot. Josh Meekings gets a block in.
Corner taken by Richard Brittain from the left by-line to the near post, Owain Tudur Jones manages to make a clearance.
Corner taken by Aaron Doran from the left by-line, Scott Boyd makes a clearance.
Richie Foran fouled by Rocco Quinn, the ref awards a free kick. Owain Tudur Jones has a direct shot on goal from the free kick.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Richie Foran. Richard Brittain restarts play with the free kick.
Iain Vigurs challenges Andrew Shinnie unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by David Raven.
Andrew Shinnie gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Paul Lawson. Michael Fraser takes the direct free kick.
Adams backing County
Ross County manager Derek Adams is confident his players can handle the pressure of being favourites for the top-four derby with Inverness.
County are unbeaten in nine games ahead of their home clash with a side one point and one place above them in third spot in the Clydesdale Bank Premier League.
The Dingwall side are aiming for their fifth consecutive win while Caley Thistle have won one out of their last eight games and Adams accepts that form puts an added onus on his players.
Adams said: "I think obviously we are the favourites because we are on a run of nine games unbeaten and we have won a lot of them. So that's fair to say.
"We have got that pressure on us. Inverness have had that pressure on them earlier this season and they won the match in the league. We will have to handle that.
"It's something we don't really want but if that's what people are saying then let's see if we can win the match and take it on our shoulders.
"But the players respond to pressure very well and they have done that this season.
"We have come off an excellent result on Tuesday night against Aberdeen.
"We were obviously the better side and just too strong for them."
Caley Thistle have won two out three derbies this season, including a Scottish Cup replay, but Adams still remembers their two victories over Terry Butcher's side in the season when Inverness were promoted.
Adams said: "We were obviously hard done by in the Scottish Cup here - they have scored two goals that were offside. I keep harping on about it but that's the fact.
"But on league business we have done well against them in the First Division. We had the upper hand then.
"We have made a number of changes to the side since we played them. I think as a team we have strengthened."
Winger Ivan Sproule was angry at being substituted at Aberdeen on Tuesday night but Adams revealed he had taken him off as a precaution following his recent hamstring problem.
Gary Glen will start on the bench again despite scoring the winner at Pittodrie.
Inverness manager Terry Butcher has healthy selection dilemmas ahead of the Highlands clash.
Gary Warren returns after missing his first match of the season on Wednesday against Dundee United through suspension but Danny Devine has performed well deputising in central defence for two games.
Captain Richie Foran is also pushing for a start after making his comeback from a knee injury in the 80th minute against United
Butcher revealed defender Gary Warren had signed a new two-year deal on the eve of the derby, highlighting his belief that football in the Highlands is continuing to rise.
He said: "Gary Warren has signed a new two-year deal. We are delighted because he is an important member of a very strong defence and he is playing the best football of his career.
"Apart from the Dundee United game when he was suspended, he has played in every minute of the previous 34 matches.
"He has got six goals as well which is impressive for a defender. He's a first-class defender and is improving all the time.
"I think it sends out a signal to a lot of people, if you come up here, see the place, play football for us, you'll soon come to love the place. You will enjoy your football and your life as well. One or two others have agreed to sign and we will announce that next week."
Butcher believes both clubs' success this season will have long-term effects.
"You look at the kids playing in the park and they have got a lot of Caley Thistle and Ross County tops on now rather than Rangers and Celtic," he said.
"I think the new generation of kids will follow us and Ross County even more because they regularly see good football and winning teams and to have two teams in the top six is pretty fantastic."
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