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Different Manager Same Passion
Any team getting a new manager has to get used to the difference in style from the previous incumbent of the manager's seat in the dug-out. Inverness lost a shouter and gained another
Inverness defender Gary Warren believes new manager John Hughes is on the verge of something special in the Highlands. The former Falkirk and Hibs manager was in the stand at St Mirren Park on Saturday as his new side drew 0-0 with their hosts. Hughes was quoted as saying he trusted coaches Duncan Shearer and Scott Kellacher to take charge of the side from the dug-out while he watched on from above. However, Warren believes Hughes has the right type of personality to make a success of the job started for him by Terry Butcher and Maurice Malpas.He said: "We've lost a big character in Terry but we've got another big character replacing him. The gaffer now is full of life and full of energy. He has plenty of passion as well and is similar to Terry. He is going to make something special here but now it is up to us to keep playing as we have been and then see where we end up."On-loan Newcastle midfielder Conor Newton, who is due to return to St James' Park in January, later admitted St Mirren should have claimed the win. He said: "We had a fair few chances in the first half and could have scored a few goals. But we didn't take them and we paid for it in the end because we could have won the game. It's always going to be tough playing against Inverness because they are second in the league for a reason. But we more than matched them and were unlucky not to get the three points."Newton would be happy to stay in the Scottish Premiership after spending six months with the Buddies last season - and also scoring as the club lifted the League Cup back in March. He would be willing to stay where he is for the rest of the season. He said: "I'm not sure what is happening. But my performances have picked up and I'm just happy to be getting a run of games. If it is to continue for another six months then I'm more than happy for that. However, it's up to the powers-that-be down the road and here at St Mirren to try and thrash things out."
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