Butcher not thinking about Celtic

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Terry Butcher is maintaining his focus on the Cup
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Terry Butcher is maintaining his focus on the Cup

Terry Butcher insists Inverness will be motivated by a desire to go all the way in the Scottish Communities League Cup, rather than make amends for their defeat to Celtic, against Arbroath on Wednesday.

The Highlanders head into the second round tie at Gayfield on the back of a 4-2 reverse at the hands of the Scottish champions at the weekend.

Caley Thistle were trailing 4-0 before netting a couple of late consolation goals, but Butcher says the cup clash is simply about ensuring they are in the draw for the next round.

He said: "For us, it's not a case of putting things right.

"It was a bad day at the office on Saturday and we've got next Sunday to make amends for that in terms of putting on a much better performance against Motherwell.

"Our thoughts are concerned with making progress in this cup and getting through this tie - it's as simple as that.

"We've got to do enough on the night to ensure we are in the hat for the next round. How we do that is immaterial in many respects.

"We had a good chat about the game on Saturday, which is now history, and we have immediately turned our thoughts to Arbroath."

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