That is if there is a draw in the Lanarkshire derby between Hamilton and Motherwell.Should there be a winner at New Douglas Park, a Caley Thistle win would cut the gap to 11th to a solitary point.And a special word for the powers that be, who gave permission for the Kilmarnock fans to take up a section of the covered terrace normally allocated for Annan fans to avoid the visitors getting drenched.Kilmarnock came out of the blocks and took the game to Annan, and their early pressure rewarded them with the perfect platform in the sixth minute.The opening goal came from Forrest but owed much to the quick feet of Tom Rogic.It was a goal that punctured a stuffy Kilmarnock defence and Celtic, again with a back four all under 20, were able to see the game out relatively comfortably.
Killie scorned a chance to get back on level terms when Kris Boyd, much to the delight of the visiting support, drove a free-kick wide of the target while at the other end Celtic had chances too to add to the scoring.
“He has gone up there now and we wish him the best.” Samizadeh made two sub appearances for Wanderers, the first of which was as a late substitute at Brentford in the Championship.
He was loaned out on work experience to Conference North neighbours Chorley last season and boasted a competitive scoring record at Under-18s and Under-23s level.
Killie are all-but safe and have won two of their last three against Caley Thistle at home.
There is no question Inverness need this more and given the energised, rambunctious performance in the first half of the Accies game a week ago, I would be tempted to keep faith with the same team and shape. If Greg Tansey and Ross Draper dominate the midfield like they did last weekend, the Caley Jags will win.
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The main aim from this encounter from the Parkhead side's point of view was simply coming through the game with the win and without any injury issues.