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We Have To Win At Home Sometime
Published : 17 Feb 2012 01:56:20Rss feed
Dunfermline want to end the wait for a home win.
Jim McIntyre is sick of seeing the name Dunfermline at the bottom of the SPL and has challenged his players to pick up all three points on Saturday against Inverness to move off the relegation position. Hibs are one point ahead of the Pars who can overtake the Edinburgh side on Saturday with a win as the Pat Fenlon's sides play Celtic on Sunday. Not an easy as it sounds as Dunfermline have yet to record a home win this season. Five draws out of 13 games on their own soil this term is the best McIntyre can look back on and he is desperate for his side to earn that long-awaited win. He said: "It's a chance for us to move off the bottom of the table with Hibs playing on Sunday. I think we have to worry about ourselves and get the results that move us up the table. The only way a relegation battle is going to involve other teams is by us winning games to drag other teams back into it. Teams won't fall back to us, we've got to win games. It's win the next game, that's the mindset. Win what is in front of us and that starts on Saturday with a really tough match." Tomorrow's game in Fife will be the fifth time the teams have faced each other this season. Following two draws in the league, it took a replay to separate the Pars and the side from the Highland capital in the Scottish Cup with Caley finally coming out as 3-1 winners. McIntyre added: "We've had close affairs with Inverness this season and I think this is the fifth time we've faced each other. The squads are quite evenly matched, they've been on a good run and we've got to try to do what they've done, put a few results together and climb that table." McIntyre will have no qualms about fielding on-loan Rangers midfielder Kyle Hutton on Saturday, just days after the Ibrox side entered administration. McIntyre said: "Of course Kyle is in my plans, he is a Dunfermline player until the end of the season, that's why we brought him here. We brought him here to play games and he'll certainly be involved at some stage."
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