Max Anderson is determined to inflict a first loss of the season on Championship favourites Dundee United.
The Caley Thistle midfielder, who is on loan from Premiership neighbours Dundee, is eager to dent the Tangerines’ push for promotion back to the top flight at the first time of asking.
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The 22-year-old, who has played seven times for Inverness since arriving in the summer, is in an optimistic mood after clean sheets against Partick Thistle and Airdrie, leading to four points in recent weeks.
He said: “We’d like to put a statement out there that this is not just Dundee United’s league, that’s it’s not going to be an easy ride for them.
“The game is more about us though. We have two clean sheets including a win against Airdrie. Hopefully we can build that momentum. If we can get a few wins, you can push on as much as you can.
“Dundee United will come into it similar to us, with a lot of confidence and they will think the home game will suit them, so we’ll go there and hopefully upset them. It should be good.”
More creativity is Caley Jags’ goal
As happy as he is with their clean sheets, Anderson wants to help the Caley Jags show more of an attacking spark at Tannadice in a bid to push clear of the drop zone.
He said: “We have been quite steady in front of goal in the past few weeks. The only thing we could improve on is to try and create a little bit more.
“We will be aiming to create as many chances as we can to give us the best opportunity to win the game.”
Anderson fancies ICT’s chances
The gap between the sides is 19 points, but Anderson sees no reason why, on their day, ICT cannot return north with a precious victory.
He added: “Everyone beats everyone in this league – it has always been like that, although Dundee United have won almost every game. We’ve got a right good chance.
“We just take it one game at a time, and we don’t look too far ahead. If we take it step by step, we will be in a positive position.
“We don’t look too much at the table. It’s still early days. We always feel we have a chance against all the teams, so we want to cause an upset on Saturday and kick on from there.”
Demanding training is welcomed
Ferguson has been at the helm for three games overall, with the squad reacting positively to his intense sessions.
Anderson welcomes the hefty demands laid out by the former Everton caretaker manager.
He said: “Training has been really good, and everyone is feeling more confident than we had been in the last few weeks. We’re positive and hopefully we can get a good result.
“The manager is demanding a lot from everyone and is pushing us every day and you can’t turn up at training and not want to push yourself 100%. He makes sure every day is a difficult and challenging session.”
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Free tickets for military personnel
With Caley Thistle’s home match against Ayr United on November 11 taking place on Remembrance Day, the club is offering a free adult and child ticket to current and former military personnel.
This offer, available to home and away fans, includes all three branches of the UK Armed forces, the British Army, Royal Navy and Royal Air Force and can be redeemed with a current military ID, veteran ID or similar proof.
Free tickets can be redeemed by personal callers with relevant ID at the Caledonian Stadium (Mon-Fri, 10am – 4pm) and on the day of the match.