Inverness v Ross County preview

Team news for Friday night's Scottish Premier League clash between Inverness and Ross County at the Caledonian Stadium.

Last Updated: 05/10/12 at 08:15

Esson: Out for three to four weeks

Esson: Out for three to four weeks

Inverness goalkeeper Ryan Esson has been ruled out for three to four weeks with a hip injury.

However Owain Tudur Jones returns for the Clydesdale Bank Premier League game following a three-match ban and Andre Blackman has returned to training after an ankle injury.

Simon King (ankle), Chris Hogg (knee), Nick Ross (shoulder) and Shane Sutherland (leg)remain on the sidelines.

Ross County manager Derek Adams will hand late tests to midfielder Richard Brittain and striker Colin McMenamin.

Having seen their 40-match unbeaten league run come to an end, County have now suffered back-to-back-defeats, against St Johnstone and St Mirren.

Grant Munro, Ross Tokely, Iain Vigurs, Russell Duncan and Mark Brown are all former ICT players in the County ranks, giving added spice to the two clubs first-ever top flight meeting.

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Scottish Football Fixtures

Friday, 18 April 2014
19:45
Inverness v Aberdeen  
Saturday, 19 April 2014
12:45
Motherwell v Celtic  
15:00
Hearts v Ross Co  
Kilmarnock v Partick  
St J'stone v Dundee Utd  
St Mirren v Hibernian  
Friday, 25 April 2014
19:45
Partick v St Mirren  
Saturday, 26 April 2014
15:00
Aberdeen v St J'stone  
Dundee Utd v Motherwell  
Ross Co v Kilmarnock  

Scottish Premiership

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Celtic 33 66 88
2 Aberdeen 33 17 63
3 Motherwell 33 5 60
4 Dundee Utd 33 17 54
5 Inverness 33 5 52
6 St J'stone 33 7 48
7 Hibernian 33 -15 34
8 Kilmarnock 33 -16 33
9 Ross Co 33 -18 31
10 St Mirren 33 -21 31
11 Partick 33 -21 30
12 Hearts 33 -26 13

Updated Wed, 16 Apr 2014

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