Inverness CT travel to Livingston looking for their third successive league win in the Ladbrokes Championship, after last weekend’s impressive 1-0 victory over Dunfermline.
Connor Bell grabbed the only goal, after being set-up by Jake Mulraney, in a carbon copy of Bell’s goal from the previous week's match against Dundee Utd. The win also meant that ICTFC are on a run of five clean sheets in all competitions.
Referee : Gavin Duncan - Assistants : Stuart Stevenson & Steven Traynor
THE MANAGER : John Robertson
"It's another very important game - we're up against a team who are already in the playoffs and have had a tremendous season and a half. They've got a style of play that's very direct and intensive; we've got to combat that. Their confidence in winning games was the difference last time but we've got that now."
"It would be great to finish off this run of league games with three points heading into the cup game. We've got a free week after that with the Scottish Cup before we re-embark on the league. It would be terrific to take another top-four scalp and get ourselves back in the picture."
"The players are playing with a swagger, a nice arrogance, that we want them too. They're believing in how they're playing and we want that to continue. We're going to have to trust our passing game if we're going to be successful."
David Hopkin’s men have been the surprise package of the Ladbrokes Championship so far, with them sitting in second spot just two points behind leaders St Mirren.
They’ve lost just two matches in the league this season and they’ve won their last three home matches. Both Danny Mullen and Craig Halkett lead the scorer chart for Livi, with them both having scored 4 league goals.
Aaron Doran, Zack Elbouzedi, Collin Seedorf, Felitciano Zschusschen and Owain Fon Williams are out, John Baird is doubtful.
Head to Head :ICTFC Wins : 13 - Draws : 8 - Livingston Wins : 13
Last Meeting : ICTFC 1-3 Livingston (16/09/2017)
It was a disappointing afternoon at the Tulloch Caledonian Stadium when the two sides last met, with Livingston winning 3-1 on the day.
Nikolay Todorov put Livi in front with a head midway through the first half but Connor Bell equalised just three minutes later.
Second half goals from Scott Robinson and Craig Halkett sealed the win for Livi.
|W||Dunfermline (H) 1-0||W||Brechin City (H) 3-2|
|W||Dundee Utd (A) 2-0||L||Dunfermline (A) 1-3|
|D||Falkirk (A) 0-0||W||Dundee Utd (A) 2-0|
|W||Peterhead (H) 3-0||W||Dumbarton (H) 2-1|
|D||Queen of the South (H) 0-0||W||Falkirk (A) 2-0|
|L||Livingston (H) 1-3||L||Hibernian (A) 2-3|
Livingston (V Brechin City): Alexander, Declan Gallagher, Craig Halkett, Lithgow, Mullin, Pittman, Byrne, Penrice, McMillan (Mackin 45), Todorov (Jacobs 64), De Vita (Knox 73).
ICTFC (V Dunfermline): Ridgers, Raven, Mckay, Donaldson, Tremarco, Mulraney (Calder 72), Polworth, Vigurs, Chalmers, Baird (Oakley 78), Bell (Warren 90).