Inverness CT coach Barry Wilson has admitted that the Challenge Cup semi-final clash with Rangers Colts needs to go “on the back burner” as John Robertson’s side look to strengthen their promotion push from the Championship.
Wilson had to take charge of the side in the win over Clyde in the last round after illness floored most of the management team and he is looking forward to the chance to take part in the semis.
The Jag will face Graeme Murty’s Colts in February for a place in the final after overcoming Clyde on penalties at the weekend but Wilson’s focus in on the Championship clash with Dundee this weekend.
“It gives us something to look forward to,” Wilson told the Inverness Courier.
“We have a semi-final to look forward to. But we need to put that on the back burner because next week is huge.
“Being at home to Dundee is massive.”
Murty’s Colts have beaten Berwick Rangers, Stranraer, Ballymena United, Solihull Moors and Wrexham on their way to the semis and the Gers boss is desperate to see his side get their hands on the trophy.
While a trip to Inverness was probably the hardest tie Rangers could get in the semi-finals, it’s a fantastic chance for the Colts to really make a statement.
If they can get past Inverness, either Raith Rovers or Partick Thistle await in the final as they look to emulate the success of Mark Warburton’s first-team in 2016.