Josh Meekings desperate to make amends against Hibs

Inverness defender Josh Meekings is happy to have a game four days before the League Cup final - as he is desperate to make amends for their William Hill Scottish Cup exit.

Josh Meekings with the Scottish League Cup. Picture: SNS
Josh Meekings with the Scottish League Cup. Picture: SNS

Caley Thistle host Hibernian in a rearranged Scottish Premiership clash on Wednesday night while cup final opponents Aberdeen are preparing for Sunday’s Celtic Park showpiece on a training camp in St Andrews.

But Meekings wants to get back out on the pitch after his side suffered a second consecutive 5-0 defeat on Sunday as they crashed out of the other cup at home to United.

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Meekings could not prevent Nadir Ciftci running through for the opener and was involved in what manager John Hughes branded a “comical” second goal as Ciftci tucked the ball home after the defender was hit by Dean Brill’s clearance following a less-than-emphatic passback to his goalkeeper.

And the centre-back would rather be playing again than dwelling on those moments.

“It has helped us to have a game on Wednesday because it gives us the opportunity to go out and express ourselves,” the 21-year-old said.

“It’s nice to have a game as quick as possible after the weekend. It gives us a great opportunity to put things right.

“There were defensive errors, I made one myself, so we look and learn from it and try to make sure that they don’t happen again.”

Inverness can also go into the final with a top-six place all but assured as they aim to move 14 points above former manager Terry Butcher’s Hibs team.

“It’s a big game for us,” Meekings said. “Hibs are trying to get in the top six and we are trying to secure our place.

“So it would be a big three points and if we can do that it gives us a great chance of finishing in the top six and we can concentrate on the weekend.”