Caley Thistle Women shuffle defensive pack as they target climb up Championship

Karen Mason insists Caley Thistle Women cannot afford any slip-ups when they travel to basement opponents Dryburgh in the SWF Championship on Sunday.

The manager, who has defensive selection troubles, is urging her squad to find form and consistency in Dundee with February just around the corner.

Ayr United’s 5-1 win over Renfrew last weekend pushed Caley Thistle down to sixth spot, where they have a six-point advantage over Morton, albeit having played one match more than the Greenock club.

The Inverness side have been eager to get back on the park following their 4-3 defeat at second-placed Renfrew Ladies earlier this month.

Last weekend, a snow-bound Millburn Academy put paid to their fixture against Morton and they travel to Dundee looking for nothing short of full points against Dryburgh, who they have beaten 3-2 home and away already this term.

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Back to business after call-off at ‘Ton

Mason said: “The Renfrew game was really frustrating for us. We should have been 4-0 up in the first half before we even scored our first one. We then had a 10-minute blip and the story of our season continued.

“Silly mistakes cost us goals and we were not putting chances away at the other end.

“Last week, we had no game and I don’t know if that will have done us any good as we tried to regroup from the previous week.

“It has been good to get back to training, which gives us a sense of normality in our preparation ahead of Sunday’s game. We’re keen to get going again ahead of what is a big run of fixtures for…


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