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Shaun Rooney urges Caley Thistle to be more boring to stop run of draws

Shaun Rooney opened the scoring for Inverness.
Shaun Rooney opened the scoring for Inverness.

Shaun Rooney has urged Caley Thistle to be more boring to avoid turning wins into draws.

The Caley Jags again dropped points from winning positions in Saturday’s 2-2 draw with Falkirk, with Rooney opening the scoring on 13 minutes.

Zak Rudden restored parity before Aaron Doran’s stunner edged Inverness in front again, only for Ian McShane to score directly from a corner in the second half. They have now drawn 12 times this season and are 12 points off rivals Ross County in top spot.

Rooney said: “We could probably be top of the league if we didn’t have as many draws.
“We’re nearly always in winning positions; it’s frustrating for everyone and we want to win every week.

“We always try to score more goals and sit in, trying to make football exciting, but maybe we should sit in more.

“We should maybe be a bit more boring. We had chances in both halves and it’s hard to take. We should have won.

“It’s definitely a too familiar story – we’re not getting beat but picking up points as we go along. Hopefully it counts towards the end of the season.”

The full-back chipped in with his fifth goal of the season and he joked that he would be chasing down double figures now.

He said: “It hit off my foot, luckily enough. There was nobody marking me so Joe just passed it into me. Nobody followed me so I only had to tap it in. That’s me on five now, which is the most I’ve had in a season. They should put me up front! Hopefully I can get to double figures.”

Doran came off in the second half with what looked like a groin complaint, which handed Darren McCauley his Caley Thistle debut. Anthony McDonald, who signed on loan from Hearts on Friday, also came on as a second-half substitute.

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