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Austin Samuels happy to learn to fly with Inverness Caledonian Thistle


AUSTIN Samuels is not used to playing on the wing but is happy to learn how to do so for Inverness Caledonian Thistle.

Picture – Ken Macpherson. Inverness CT(0) v Morton(1). 05.02.22. ICT’s Austin Samuels saw his shot beat Morton keeper Jack Hamilton but it went just wide of the post.

The striker, who signed an 18-month contract at Caledonian Stadium in January, has found himself playing on the wing rather than a more central role since arriving in the Highlands capital.

But the 21-year-old says he is learning the job quickly and is happy to have the chance to show what he can do there in the first team.

“Every day is a learning day and every game is a learning game,” Samuels said.

“I know I’m not 100 per cent used to playing on the wing, but I’m still learning the position and what’s expected of me.

“I’m trying to learn the Inverness way of playing as a winger and trying to get out of the Aberdeen way.

“I’m still trying to get used to it.

“Obviously playing in more positions also gives you more chances to play.”

The former Wolverhampton Wanderers player was on loan at Aberdeen at the start of the campaign before joining Inverness on a permanent deal two months ago.

On Saturday he is set to start against Arbroath as Inverness attempt to end their 11-match winless streak.

Samuels admitted it’s an abysmal record, but says performances in some of those games have been good, and thinks the win over Arbroath can send them on the path to cementing a play-off spot.

“It would be a boost of confidence, we hope it will put us on the right track and mark our authority in the league,” he said.

“It was difficult because we didn’t win, but we will try to stay positive.

“Hard times don’t last, you have to make sure you get through the hard times and the good times will be even better.

“There is a lot of catching up to do, but you can never be too optimistic. You never know what can happen before the end of the season.

“We have to focus on ourselves right now and get some wins on the board and build momentum.”

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