Highland showdown in jeopardy

TOMORROW’S Highland derby between Ross County and Inverness Caledonian Thistle is likely to be subject to a pitch inspection today.

The SPL match at Victoria Park has been placed in doubt following more rain in Dingwall.

Saturday’s fixture at the stadium, between County and Hearts, was called off shortly before kick-off with the playing surface deemed unplayable. The Edinburgh club were so infuriated by the late call – made around an hour before kick-off and with approximately 800 travelling fans already in Dingwall – that they are considering a claim for compensation.

County won’t want another postponement but yesterday County manager Derek Adams said: “It’s looking doubtful because it’s worse than it was on Saturday. I think we’ll call a pitch inspection tomorrow [Tuesday] and take things from there.

“Hopefully the derby match can go ahead and we pick up three points.

“It’s another local derby, great occasions for the Highlands. They’ve been great occasions this season. We’ve just got to hope that the rain stops and we get something on.”

The derby is scheduled to be both clubs’ last fixture before the winter break, with the Scottish Premier League resuming on 19 January.




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