Football - Just keep on scoring - Butcher

Inverness will continue to place the emphasis on outscoring their opponents as they travel to the last away venue at which they failed to find the net.

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Caley Thistle face St Johnstone in Perth having scored in all 25 of their matches this season - for a total of 55 goals.

Terry Butcher's side drew 0-0 at McDiarmid Park on April 7 and another goalless draw, at home against Dunfermline, secured their Clydesdale Bank Premier League status on May 2.

Butcher has no such worries this season with his second-placed side having hit 44 goals in 20 SPL games ahead of Saturday's clash at McDiarmid Park.

"Certainly that 0-0 was a great point for us, we were still trying to stay in the SPL," said Butcher. "It is amazing how far we have come.

"The last 0-0 draw was against Dunfermline with three games to go. That gave us 33 points, which is what we are on now after 20 matches.

"We have a great amount of goals and we have surpassed last season's total. Nil-nil is a thing we don't do very often.

"If we did draw 0-0 it would send seismic shock waves through the SPL if we failed to score, because it has been a remarkable success story and we are making chances all the time.

"I spoke to the players and they said 'look gaffer, all we are concerned about is scoring more goals than the opposition'.

"That's a pretty basic way of looking at it but it is certainly working for us."

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