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Nothing New To Winning In Edinburgh
Published : 22 Jan 2013 22:20:22
Terry Butcher loves being the small club beating the 'big' boys
Terry Butcher is not worried that Inverness fans will be being outnumbered at the Scottish Communities League Cup semi-final. Hearts fans look to be on course to be outnumbering the Inverness fans by five to own with the Tynecastle side selling around 10,000 tickets for Saturday's game at Easter Road while Caley Thistle looking like they will be lucky to sell many more than 2,000. The size of their travelling support does not appear to have hampered Inverness' progress this year with the side sitting second in the SPL. Butcher, assistant Maurice Malpas and captain Richie Foran have seen it all before under the Motherwell banner when they beat Hearts at the same stage and venue seven years ago, so playing miles from their home ground holds no fears for the men from the highlands Butcher said: "Hearts will outnumber us, not doubt about that, maybe even five, six, seven to one. But we always do well away from home. We always carry a good support away from home, very noisy. It's not the biggest but they ain't half noisy. We will maybe have 10 times more away fans than we normally do. So from our point of view it's brilliant and I'm sure they will make a helluva lot of noise and cheer us on." Butcher was delighted with the reaction from the fans when Aberdeen were beaten 3-0 on Saturday to continue their excellent season. He went on: "If I've done nothing in my career at Caley Thistle, I've got the main stand to sing at games. I don't think any Caley Thistle manager has done that. Last week, orchestrating the main stand, I have never done that before. We have some great supporters and I'm sure they will come down in their numbers. But most important they have got to bring their singing voices and cheer us all the way to Hampden."