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Invergordon manager Gary Campbell demands improvement from players after Halkirk United defeat as North Caledonian League title hopes begin to fade


By Andrew Henderson

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Gary Campbell will demand improvement from Invergordon when they face Inverness Athletic tomorrow.

In what could yet turn out to be a pivotal result in the North Caledonian League title race, Invergordon lost 4–2 to Halkirk United last time out.

They had actually gone 2–0 up early on, but as far as Campbell was concerned the performance thereafter was not good enough as they came away empty-handed.

With an opportunity to get back on track at home against Athletic, then, Invergordon will need to raise their levels to claim all three points this time around.

“Every single one of us was poor, so we’ll need to improve on Saturday, that’s for sure,” Campbell said.

“I had no complaints, we didn’t play well at all. We were very poor so we didn’t deserve to win.

Gary Campbell is looking for improvement from Invergordon after losing to Halkirk United last time out. Picture: Callum Mackay
Gary Campbell is looking for improvement from Invergordon after losing to Halkirk United last time out. Picture: Callum Mackay

“We’ve had a wee bit of a break, so I’m hoping that this week we’ll come back fitter. With the weather, it was hard to train, and some boys had issues with Covid.

“There are a lot of things we could put it down to, but we just didn’t compete.”

Last week’s defeat leaves Invergordon nine points behind leaders Loch Ness, but Campbell is not giving up hope of the title just yet.

“There’s still a lot to play for,” he insisted.

“We’ve been away ahead in the league ourselves on numerous occasions and been pegged back, so there’s loads to play for yet, but we’ve definitely made life difficult for ourselves.

“If we want to win the league, we will need to not drop many more points for the rest of the season, that’s for sure.”

Invergordon have a close to fully fit squad for the visit of Inverness Athletic tomorrow, but they will be without striker Darran Goller who suffered another setback in an injury-hit campaign.

“Darran Goller will be out, he’s struggling,” Campbell added.

“He’s been back the last couple of weeks and played in a few games, but he’s back out again.”


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