Foran: Take pressure off McKay

  • Last Updated: February 24 2014, 19:24 GMT

Richie Foran claims the rest of the Inverness side should be shouldering the goalscoring burden while striker Billy McKay struggles to end his drought.

Richie Foran: All players need to chip in with goals
Richie Foran: All players need to chip in with goals

The Northern Irish hitman has bagged just two goals in the last 11 games.

It is a far cry from the 25-year-old's start to the season, when he he blasted 17 goals in his first 20 games.

But skipper Foran claims it is not solely McKay's responsibility to find the net for the Highlanders and has told the rest of the squad they should be contributing more while McKay searches for his scoring touch.

He said: "Billy is due a goal, we keep reminding him of that.

"But is up to the rest of us to keep chipping in with goals. We can't keep relying on Billy to score in every game.

"The likes of myself, Aaron Doran, Marley Watkins, Ross Draper, we have all got to be scoring more goals and helping Billy out."

Caley Thistle travel across the Kessock Bridge to face northern rivals Ross County on Tuesday night.

The Scottish Premiership derby clash could not come at a better time for McKay, given his record against the Staggies.

He netted four times in six games against the Dingwall side last term and Foran believes the Leicester youngster will start banging them in again with regularity soon.

"Billy is a fantastic player and he's had a great season," he said. "He's a goal threat in every game he goes into and he will be excited about tomorrow night, that's for sure."

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