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Just Another Game
Published : 07 Dec 2012 15:46:45
Derby wins feel great but they are just another three points really.
Pat Fenlon wants to take the wind out of Inverness' sails after the Highland club picked up all three of the Manager, Player and Young Player of the month awards for November. He wants his players to forget all about the derby win last Sunday Hearts and focus on continuing their fine start to the season on Saturday. After the enjoying the win at Easter Road, Fenlon's side return to SPL duty one point behind league leaders Celtic and two points above Inverness. Fenlon said: "When we lose games we're disappointed but they get over it fairly quickly and when we win them the same thing - the key is to put it aside. Beating Hearts means a lot more to the supporters, but from our point of view it's just another win and we need to move on from it. With the game coming thick and fast again on Saturday, that's where the focus has been." Inverness have performed well of late and Fenlon recognises the task his side face tomorrow. He said: "Their form has been fantastic. Away to Aberdeen, away to Celtic and picked up six points. That in itself is a fantastic achievement. We're confident ourselves at the moment, so hopefully it will be a good game." Top-scorer Leigh Griffiths picked up an ankle injury in the derby games and is a doubt, while midfielder Gary Deegan (jaw), captain James McPake (back) and his fellow defender Tim Clancy (groin) remain out, but should return soon following lay-offs. If Griffiths does not pass fitness tests, Ross Caldwell could start. The young striker made his first Hibs start against Caley Thistle in the 2-2 draw at Easter Road in September and has also made 10 substitute appearances this term. He was also called upon to replace Griffiths in the Edinburgh derby ahead of experienced striker Shefki Kuqi and has been pleased to get opportunities in the first team, with his first goal still to come. He said: "I'm getting lots of chances and I need to try to take them now. I need to try to get some goals and force my way into the starting XI. I just go into training the same every week and try to do my best and let the manager see that I've got what it takes to play. I like to try to hold the ball up and bring my other team-mates into play, anything long, in behind or up short, I'll chase it down, I'll try to hold it up. The team are on a real high. We're really confident. We feel as though we can beat anybody in the SPL and we're doing really well just now."