Inverness CT legend Barry Wilson believes an SPFL Trust Trophy run can help push the Caley Jags towards a Premiership return – just like the 2003/04 side he was a part of.
Inverness sit top of the Championship and face Elgin City tomorrow in the third round of the rebranded SPFL Challenge Cup and the ICT first-team coach believes cup glory can help build the momentum to go on and win the title come the end of the season.
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Wilson was part of the 2003/04 side that sealed the First Division and Challenge Cup and believes it played a big part in helping push them toward the title and a place in the top-flight after relegation a few years ago.
“It was very much part of the good things that were happening that season in 2003/04,” Wilson said.
“It is a funny cup. In the first couple of rounds it is low on your list of priorities, but once you get to the latter stages there is an expectancy and a want to win it.
“Success breeds success – and that’s what happened back in 2003/04.
“The team hadn’t had the best of starts to the season, but then the Challenge Cup came along and they found a bit of form through it.
“You draw momentum from it and then there’s the camaraderie that actually winning it brings, with a couple of nights out or whatever else. Momentum is huge in all sports.”
The other SPFL Trust Trophy third round fixtures taking place this weekend are:
Kilmarnock v Queen’s Park
Queen of the South v Partick Thistle
Raith Rovers v East Fife
Montrose v Morton
Cove Rangers v Albion Rovers
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