Winning Butcher eyes Europe

Inverness boss Terry Butcher believes his team can start dreaming of playing in Europe following a 2-1 win at Hibernian.

Last Updated: 31/03/13 at 08:50 Post Comment

Terry Butcher: His high-flying Inverness team last lost on 16 February

Terry Butcher: His high-flying Inverness team last lost on 16 February

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

The visitors remained undefeated in the capital in the SPL this season with strikes from Ross Draper and Andrew Shinnie, either side of a deflected Leigh Griffiths goal, were enough to secure the spoils.

"I'm incredibly happy," said Butcher, whose third-placed team opened up a five-point gap on Ross County one place below.

"I thought we deserved to win, we created a few chances and could have scored more. It wasn't much of a first half, I thought we did OK, but we opened up a bit in the second half and got guys like Andrew Shinnie on the ball more and we felt like we could score.

"We were a bit fortunate with our winner, but Graeme Shinnie was adamant he was pulled down with their equaliser so from our point of view justice was done. At 2-1 it gave us a chance to defend well.

"The last game here was the semi-final [the Scottish Communities League Cup defeat to Hearts] so it is good that we laid that ghost to rest. We didn't talk about it beforehand.

"We are just happy that we've remained unbeaten in the capital in the SPL this season, taking four points off both Hibs and Hearts. It's another step in the direction of Europe. We're now five points ahead of Ross County and marching on."

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

I

really enjoyed this. Thanks F365 for another year of work avoidance - happy Christmas.

megabrow (cufc)
Our Person Of The Year: Alan Pardew

I

m no Sam Fan and this article sums him up beautifully. I always like to imagine that when he watches anything on TV and hears clapping, he stands up and aknowledges the applause, thinking its for him!

cozens
Football Managers On TV: Sam Allardyce

N

ah, Fergie is just having another pop at Rooney. He just wants to put him down whenever he gets a chance. Rooney is by far the best English player. Carrick is not far behind, mind. However, by elevating Carrick like that, Sir is having a dig at Wayne. Fergie is well-known for mind games like that. Good to see he's still feisty.

timbo
Van Gaal will thrive - Ferguson

Footer 365

Jose Mourinho: It's only a matter of time before John Terry gets new contract

John Terry will definitely stay at Chelsea beyond the end of his current deal, Jose Mourinho says.

Chelsea striker Fernando Torres to make permanent move to AC Milan ahead of Atletico Madrid return

Fernando Torres will join Milan permanently on January 5 ahead of his expected return to Atletico Madrid.

Neil Warnock sacked by Crystal Palace after run of one win in 12 games

Neil Warnock has been sacked as manager of Crystal Palace, with Keith Millen placed in charge for Sunday's trip to QPR.

Mail Box

Van Gaal's Half-Term Report Card...

One Man United fan isn't happy with the rate the team is progressing under Louis van Gaal, while the mailbox also wishes Liverpool fans a Merry Mid-Table Christmas...

Hang On, Rafa's Success Is No Fluke...

The afternoon mailbox kicks the morning mailbox's arse after claims that Rafa Benitez has fluked his success. Plus, big talk about Liverpool's progress and lots more...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property