Caley Thistle manager John Robertson has taken issue with the SPFL’s rearrangement of tonight’s Highland derby against Ross County.
Following the postponement of the original match on Friday, March 15 due to the Caledonian Stadium pitch being waterlogged, both clubs had agreed on a date later in April.
The league insisted the match should go ahead this evening however, with Robertson unhappy the scheduling coincides with a busy run of fixtures for both clubs.
Robertson said: “The big issue here is that both clubs are desperately unhappy with the scheduling here.
“You can see our pitch. It is bouncy and bobbly – not conducive to good football.
“The fact is we’ve been ordered – and this is the annoying thing for both clubs – to play this game a few days ahead of Ross County’s vital trip to Tannadice and our weekend trip to Ayr.
“I think it is a deplorable decision by the SPFL. It is wrong.
“But it is what it is and I’m sure Stuart Kettlewell and Steven Ferguson will have their lads ready, and we’ll be ready, to battle for three precious points.”
Robertson insists recent results will have no bearing, with Inverness undefeated in five matches, while leaders County have lost their last two league fixtures.
He added: “I don’t think form really matters too much going into the derby. In the previous cup tie here, County would be considered the form side and we managed to turn them over.
“We were in good form going up to Dingwall earlier in the season and they turned us over.
“They’ve suffered a disappointing result but, fortunately, it hasn’t cost them because United also lost.”