By Michael Shearer and Ben Banks

John Robertson has been left to rue missed chances as his Inverness side fell to a 3-1 defeat at Firhill.

Despite having opportunities to score within the game, Robertson’s men couldn’t make it count. Goals from Alex Jones, Steven Saunders and Dario Zanatta cancelled out James Keatings’ second half strike.

Inverness were left on their knees at Firhill (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

It’s a disappointing result for the Highland outfit, one that leaves them 13 points off Dundee United in first.

Robertson admits his side had to do better in front of goal in Maryhill: “I’m disappointed with the scoreline, I felt we put a lot into the game. I thought we had the better first half, both keepers had one really good save to make.

“The first Thistle goal is a great goal and we felt a bit hard done by, but we rallied. We get the equaliser and I felt like we were on top again. To lose the second goal is a bit of a blow.

Robertson remained in a thoughtful mood following Inverness defeat. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

“Our boys kept at it. We were getting caught on the break in the last ten minutes. Then we thought we’d just go for it and ended up playing 2-5-3 to try and go for it.

“It could just as easily went 2-2 as it did 3-1. We’re disappointed we’ve come away with nothing. If your clinical in both boxes you’ll get victories and today we weren’t so clinical in Thistle’s.

“We also weren’t as clinical enough in defending for their second goal. I can’t fault my players for their effort and attitude. We’ve played worse than that and won.”

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