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Campbell still looking for better from top-of-the-table Invergordon ahead of North Caledonian Cup quarter final against Scourie


By Andrew Henderson

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Gary Campbell is still looking for more from his Invergordon side despite sitting top of the North Caledonian League and safely getting through to the quarter finals of the cup.

Invergordon saw off Inverness Athletic 4–1 in the first round of the North Caledonian Cup last weekend, with a double from Shaun Kerr adding to strikes from Kyle Maclean and Jordan Knight.

The Recreation Grounds outfit are also top of the Division One table, sitting unbeaten through their opening five games, but Campbell believes his squad can hit new heights in the weeks to come.

“We’ve got Scourie in the quarter final at the weekend,” Campbell said.

“We just need to keep on going, playing as well as we can and see how far it takes us.

Jordan Knight celebrates his goal for Invergordon in their 4–1 win over Inverness Athletic last Saturday. Picture: Callum Mackay
Jordan Knight celebrates his goal for Invergordon in their 4–1 win over Inverness Athletic last Saturday. Picture: Callum Mackay

“We haven’t played as well as we can in the last couple of games, so we have to pick it up a wee bit this weekend.

“We were pretty lethargic and sloppy at times, and we need to sort that out, so we have a way to go. We need to finish a few more of our chances too.

“Overall we haven’t played well enough the last couple of games compared to where we were at previously.

“I don’t know what the reason is, but we’ll need to sort that out – I’m hoping it’s out of our system.”

Invergordon will be heavy favourites against Scourie, who are rooted to the bottom of Division Two having conceded 38 goals in their five matches so far this season.

Campbell is looking forward to coming up against new opposition.

Scourie joined the North Caledonian Football Association this summer and were placed into Division Two.

As a result, the two teams have never faced each other competitively.

“It will be nice to play someone new,” Campbell explained.

“I don’t even know one thing about them.

“I don’t fancy going up to Scourie just now, so a home draw is brilliant for us.

“We’ll just need to get together and make sure that we play to the best of our ability.

“I’m looking for a bit of improvement from my guys this weekend, so that’s what they have to focus on.”

Ken Morrison will miss the quarter final through injury, with Campbell adding: “We could do with a couple of guys coming back.

“We’ve got Iain Ross who has been out for a wee while as well as Ken, but we’ve got a couple of young ones coming in and hopefully we’ll see what they can do.”


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