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Munro admits player uncertainty

Inverness captain Grant Munro
Munro says the Inverness players let Craig Brewster down

Inverness captain Grant Munro admits the Highlanders' squad are playing for their futures as they await a new boss.

Craig Brewster left the club as manager following seven straight defeats that have left Inverness bottom of the Scottish Premier League.

"We need to shape up and start to help the side climb the table," said Munro.

"It will be a clean slate with the new manager coming in, so everyone who wants a future at the club is keen to show what he can do."

Munro's side travel to Tynecastle on Saturday to take on Hearts, with Inverness looking to overtake second-bottom Falkirk, who play Motherwell.

"We played a part in costing the manager his job, so it's down to us to show the ability we have, which we haven't done consistently enough," Munro added on the Inverness website.

Every game is massive for us just now and we know that taking something from the Tynecastle trip would be a real boost for everyone

Inverness coach John Docherty

"After the shock of Monday's decision, the players are now firmly a unit, focussed on football and the Hearts game.

"One good result can change things for us, so why not at Tynecastle?"

Coach John Docherty will take charge of first-team duties for the clash with Hearts and is desperate to arrest Inverness' recent run of losses.

"Every game is massive for us just now and we know that taking something from the Tynecastle trip would be a real boost for everyone," he said.

"We're looking at reports on Hearts, who've changed their style and are very successful."

Meanwhile, St Johnstone chairman Geoff Brown says he has had no approach for his manager Derek McInnes from Inverness and would not welcome one.

The McDiarmid Park manager has been mentioned along with names like Maurice Malpas and Alex Rae in connection with the job, but none of those candidates have been approached by the SPL's bottom club.

Brown told BBC Sport: "I've had no approach from Inverness. Graham Bennett knows me well and what my reaction would be.

"Why would you leave a club like ours, which is on the up and up, for the bottom of the SPL?"

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see also
Inverness step up manager search
22 Jan 09 |  Inverness CT
Brewster in demand as a striker
22 Jan 09 |  Montrose
Inverness sack manager Brewster
19 Jan 09 |  Inverness CT


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