Thursday 20 September 2018

Dub Foran hopes Caley can spring a Parkhead surprise

Dubliner Richie Foran
Dubliner Richie Foran

Seventeen years and two days ago, the players from Inverness Caledonian Thistle came up with the shock win in a Scottish Cup tie at Parkhead that spawned the legendary 'Super Caley Go Ballistic' headline.

Another success for Caley away to Celtic tomorrow would not create the same shockwaves but it's still a mammoth task for the side managed by Dubliner Richie Foran.

With just one win in their last 14 games, that rare victory coming in a narrow Cup defeat of a side from Scotland's fourth tier, Foran's men head for Parkhead facing a Celtic outfit which has won 12 in a row in all competitions.

Bottom of the table in the SPL, Caley face a battle to stay in the division and SPL survival in their priority, but former Shelbourne man Foran feels that an upset could come about.

"Celtic are the home team and no-one in the world is expecting Inverness to win, but shocks happen. It's happened before and it can happen again. I believe that we can cause a shock on Saturday," says Foran.

"Celtic are a fabulous team, the best in Scotland but even the best teams in the world have off days. We have to make sure that if they do then we capitalise on that."

History could be on Foran's side as Caley are the only team to have denied Celtic a win in the SPL this season, their 2-2 draw back in September the only time that that the Bhoys have dropped league points this term.

Dubliner Dean Ebbe, who made his Caley debut last month, will hope to get the nod from Foran and get a run-out.

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