Charlie Mulgrew (6)
Gary McDonald (51)
Darren Mackie (56)
Adam Rooney for Russell Duncan (59)
Richard Foster -> Jeffrey De Visscher (46)
Christopher Maguire -> Sone Aluko (80)
Michael Paton -> Lee Miller (86)
Appearances & Goals To Date
|Youngest Player:||David Proctor (24 years 296 days)
|Oldest Player:||Garry Wood (2010 years 143 days)|
|Average Player Age:||28 years 30 days|
|Domestic Players:||10 (90.91 % of starting eleven)|
|Youngest Player:||Iain Vigurs (20 years 232 days)|
|Oldest Player:||Andrew Barrowman (2010 years 143 days)|
|Average Player Age:||26 years 307 days|
|Domestic Players:||17 (94.44 % of matchday squad)|
First Team Debuts
A convincing and not entirely unexpected 3-0 victory by the Dons over rudderless Inverness means that ICT have now earned just 5 points at home all season.
This defeat means that ICT are now on the same points as bottom club Hamilton but stay ahead of them on goal difference.
ICT have now lost their last four games, scoring just once but shipping nine and today's capitulation even had the normally impartial commentators questioning how much longer Brewster can continue. We wonder too !!!
Not really too bad a performance, at least in the first half, then heads went down. A team whose confidence is so easily dented is one that has a central malaise at the heart of it. We/Brew can blame luck, but to be lucky, you have to be in a lucky place, and ICT are clearly not. We are losing too many games. Some we play well, some we don't, but two more wins on the board at this point and we would be a lot less twitchy about a couple of defensive errors.
Wood did play better than I have seen him, his first touch seems to have improved, but after turning his marker once, he then proceeded to try and do it again and again. His man, just walked round him, while he waited for the ball. That is an experience problem. The game picked up briefly when Rooney came on. He likes to get stuck in and will be an asset once he has a worthwhile striking chum. This is a priority, no matter how much it costs.
The defence did mostly well, dealing with some speedy attacks. Imrie's mistake was a major **** up but looking again he had little option; heading upfield would have put it straight to a Seagull, he would have hoped that one of his chums would have moved toward it. They didn't because the defence has no idea where they should be torn between natural skill and the bosses plan. Imrie is quality and will continue to improve. A good buy.
Hastings slipped, not for the first time, but for me the real culprit was Proctor, another player who I usually rate. He failed to attempt what was a very doable clearance, either by head earlier, scissors kick halfway through the arc or even a spin, at the end. Fear of failure, again lack of spirit.
Match report written by tm4tj