Foran confident of Inverness win

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Captain Richie Foran believes Inverness have more than enough quality to account for Dunfermline in Wednesday's William Hill Scottish Cup fourth-round replay at East End Park.

The skipper is available again following suspension and reckons his side played down to the Pars' level during the original tie, when Caley Thistle earned a draw only thanks to Jonny Hayes' goal in the fifth minute of stoppage time.

Foran said: "The first game was a scrappy affair - they probably brought us down to their level a little bit. They stopped us playing football. We like to pass the ball around and they stopped that."

He added: "They're going to try to do the same. They're going to want a scrappy affair, because in my mind I believe we've got the more quality.

"We've got talented players - the Jonny Hayes', the Gregory Tades, the Billy McKays.

"We've got good attacking players and we've got to try to get the ball down and play a bit, a bit more than we did in the first game.

"If we can do that and match them in the battle and the scrappiness, we'll come out on top."

Celtic lie in wait in the fifth round, but Foran is focused only on Wednesday's match, and is confident Inverness can prevail following three draws with the Pars already this term.

"Celtic haven't been spoken about in this dressing room," he said. "We're just concentrating on coming out on top.

"I'm looking forward to progressing into the next round if we do things right. It has to be all about us. They've let in a lot of goals this season. They're going to be a bit nervous. If we can start well I think we can come out on top."

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