11-25-2016, 06:31 AM
Dundee welcome Inverness Caledonian Thistle to Dens on Saturday in the Ladbrokes SPFL Premiership as they look to climb off the bottom of the table and make up for an undeserving defeat at Ibrox. Here we have everything you need to know about the visitors.
FIXTURE: Dundee v Inverness Caledonian Thistle
COMPETITION: Ladbrokes Premiership
DATE: Saturday 26th November 2016
VENUE: Dens Park
STADIUM: Tulloch Caledonian Stadium
PITCH SIZE: 100m x 68m
MANAGER: Richie Foran
CHAIRMAN: Kenny Cameron
NICKNAME: Caley Jags, Caley Thistle
CLUB COLOURS: Red and royal blue
HONOURS: Scottish Cup: 2014/15
Scottish Challenge Cup: 2003/04
RECORD WIN: 8-1 v Annan Athletic (24/01/1998)
CLUB WEBSITE: http://www.ictfc.com
Getting to the Ground
The full address of Dens Park for Sat-Nav is Dens Park, Sandeman Street, Dundee, DD3 7JY
The city centre of Dundee can be reached easily by both road & rail. From Dundee City Centre you can use the no 1A or no 24 National Express Dundee bus services, both of which can be boarded at the Albert Square. For a taxi to the ground, call Tay Taxis on 01382450450.
Head to Head v Inverness
LEAGUE: Won 1, Drawn 10, Lost 9
SCOTTISH CUP: Won 1, Drawn 0, Lost 0
LEAGUE CUP: Won 1, Drawn 0, Lost 1
TOTALS: Won 3, Drawn 10, Lost 10
Last Five Dundee v Inverness CT Matches
24/09/2016 | Away | Premiership | Lost 3-1 | 2,884 | Doumbouya, Tansey, Polworth / Low
14/05/2016 | Away | Premiership | Lost 4-0 | 3,794 | Storey, Devine, Draper, Foran
27/02/2016 | Home | Premiership | Drew 1-1 | 5,048 | Hemmings / Draper
31/10/2015 | Away | Premiership | Drew 1-1 | 2,940 | Tansey / Loy
29/08/2015 | Home | Premiership | Drew 1-1 | 4,767 | Hemmings / Raven
Dundee’s last encounter with Inverness was earlier on this season at the Tulloch Caledonian Stadium where Dundee slumped to a 3-1 defeat. Dundee’s season was off to a slow start. Having not won in five games and with a tricky run of games coming up, they were on the hunt for a vital three points at a ground where Dundee have never won in the league. Unfortunately for Hartley’s men, it was another miserable trip and their bad run of games away to Inverness continued.
After just eight minutes, the visitors fell behind after Boumbouya headed the ball past Bain after being picked out by Brad McKay with an inch perfect cross. With Dundee unable to reply, Caley doubled their lead from the penalty spot after Julen Extabeguren was adjudged to have fouled Billy King inside the area. Greg Tansey stepped up and made no mistake with the finish.
Inverness’ third and final goal of the afternoon came fairly early in the second half. With Dundee pressing to try and pull themselves back into the game, McKay broke away with the ball, played it to Polworth who ran towards goal and placed the ball beyond Bain and into the corner.
With the game virtually over, Dundee did manage to score a consolation goal through Nicky Low. His free kick was perfectly struck over Fon-Williams’ wall and into the top corner but it was too little too late from The Dee who registered their third defeat of the season and made it six games without a win.
INVERNESS: Fon-Williams, McKay, Warren, Meekings, Tremarco, Polworth, Tansey, Mulraney (Cole 87’), Draper, King (Doran Cogan 76’), Doumbouya (Fisher 62’)
Booked: Warren, Doumbouya
DUNDEE: Bain, Kerr, Extabeguren, O’Dea, Holt, Hateley (Loy 55’), Ross (Williams 76’), Duffy (Teijsse 61’), McGowan, Low, El Bakhtaoui
Booked – Ross, Low
Inverness’ Season So Far
Inverness didn’t have the best starts to this season. After their Betfred Cup group stage matches, they lost four games consecutively with one of them being a 5-1 hammering from Hearts and another being a defeat to League 1 side Alloa Athletic to confirm Inverness’ exit from the Betfred Cup. Since then, Richie Foran’s side have found a bit of stability having only lost just three games out of the eleven since they played Hearts.
Wins have been lacking for the highlanders but the same can’t be said about draws. Foran’s side have registered five draws this season but having said that, three of them have been against Aberdeen, Celtic and Hearts respectively.
Goals certainly aren’t a problem for Caley. Summer signing Lonsana Doumbouya has netted five goals in nine games this season making him Inverness’ top scorer but he isn’t the only one with an eye for goal. Midfielders Liam Polworth and Ross Draper have both scored three goals respectively this season.
After a slow start to the season, much like Dundee’s, Richie Foran has got Inverness’ playing a good brand of football and Dundee will have to play very well when the highlanders come to Dens on Saturday if The Dee are to take anything from the match. that being said, Inverness have suffered two heavy defeats in the league against Celtic and Aberdeen and with Dundee having won two of their last three games, Hartley’s side have reason to be confident of getting the three points.
DUNDEE: Loy 3, O’Hara 2, McGowan 2, Haber 1, Kerr 1
INVERNESS CT: Doumbouya 5, Draper 3, Polworth 3, Boden 1, Doran1
Prices in the Bobby Cox Stand are –
ADULT – £22
CONCESSION – £15 ( Student or Senior)
Family 1 – £24 (Adult and one child under 12)
Family 2 – £46 ( 2 Adults and two under 12)
Under 12 – £2 (additional to Family 1 or Family 2)
Under 16 – £10 (additional to Family 1 or Family 2)
Juveniles – £12
All other areas in Dens Park are priced at £22 for Adults, £15 for concessions and £12 for juveniles
Tickets are available from the ticket office, in person or by phone on 01382 889966 (Option 1) or online – Click here
Saturday’s match programme for the visit of Inverness will be available to buy in and around the ground and in the club shop and is a full, colour 52 page edition.
‘The Dee’ is packed with news, views and features and this week includes:
A message from manager Paul Hartley
A message from Managing Director John Nelms
Regular ‘Squad Number’ feature looking at the players who have worn the number 8 shirt for Dundee through the years
This Week in History
Profile on visitors Inverness CT
Junior Dees News and Quiz
Dundee Supporters Association news
Match stats and pics from the Dundee v Motherwell match.
Dundee’s matchday magazine ‘The Dee’, produced by our partners Curtis Sports will be available on Sunday for just £3.
How To Watch
The full ninety minutes of the match will be available to subscribers of DEETV on Sunday evening while a shorter highlights package will be available to view on Monday alongside exclusive post match interviews with the manager and players.
The pre-match press conference is also available to view on DEETV.
You can sign up for DEETV for just £5 a month on the official website where you will have access to Highlights, Interviews and all the Dundee FC goals at the click of the button.
If you are out with the UK you will also be able to take advantage of our Live Streaming package for every home game.