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Arbroath vs Inverness Caledonian Thistle – Match Preview

31st July 2021

Arbroath vs Inverness Caledonian Thistle – Match Preview

Cinch Scottish Championship – Game 01 – Season 2021 / 2022

Saturday 31st July 2021, Gayfield Park, Arbroath, 3.00pm kick off

Today is a special day as supporters are at last able to watch Arbroath play in the cinch Scottish Championship. Our 3rd straight season is sure to be just as tough and challenging as the past 2 seasons but with a determined and talented team with a never-say-die attitude anything is possible!

We welcome Billy Dodd’s and his Inverness Caledonian Thistle team to Gayfield this afternoon which is sure to be an exciting match.

Inverness have lost many talented players over the summer but have added some quality additions including Michael Gardyne and Billy Mckay from Ross County, with Head Coach Billy Dodds also taking over during the summer.

Arbroath go into the match without Liam Henderson who is serving a one match suspension from his time at Edinburgh City and without Jason Thomson who is very close to a return to the squad but are given a huge boost as Captain Thomas O’Brien returns to action.

The team showed great character last Saturday coming back from 2 goals down and created numerous chances which is always an encouraging.

The matches have been close over the past few seasons and we hope today that with a large home support you can get right behind the team from the very start.

C’mon the Lichties!

Inverness Caledonian Thistle

Head Coach – Billy Dodds
Assistant Head Coach – Scott Kellacher
First Team Coach – Barry Wilson
Goalkeeping Coach – Ryan Esson
Sporting Director – John Robertson

Inverness Caledonian Thistle including (summer arrivals)

1 – Mark Ridgers
21 – Cammy Mackay

2 – Wallace Duffy
3 – Cameron Harper
5 – Robbie Deas
6 – Danny Devine
15 – Kirk Broadfoot (Kilmarnock)
26 – Ryan Fyffe

4 – Sean Walsh
7 – Michael Gardyne (Ross County)
8 – David Carson
12 – Roddy MacGregor
14 – Tom Walsh (Ayr United)
17 – Anthony McDonald
18 – Scott Allardice
23 – Reece McAlear (on loan from Norwich City)
28 – Lewis Hyde

9 – Billy Mckay (Ross County)
10 – Aaron Doran
11 – Shane Sutherland
16 – Lewis Jamieson (on loan from St Mirren)
19 – Manny Duku (Raith Rovers)

Inverness Caledonian Thistle Departures

Harry Nicolson – On loan at Elgin City
James Keatings – Raith Rovers
Daniel Mackay – Hibernian
Brad McKay – Falkirk
Miles Storey – FC Hereford
Nikolay Todorov – Dunfermline Athletic
James Vincent – FC Hereford
Scott Allan – Hibernian, end of loan
Arron Lyall – Rangers, end of loan
Kevin McHattie

Arbroath vs Inverness Caledonian Thistle – Head to Head

Inverness Caledonian Thistle 1 – 0 Arbroath – Saturday 27th March 2021
Ladbrokes Championship – Game 22 – Season 2020 / 2021
Goals – Todorov 69

Arbroath 1 – 1 Inverness Caledonian Thistle – Wednesday 3rd February 2021
Ladbrokes Championship Game 11 – Season 2012/2021
Goals – J. Hamilton 45, Sutherland 48

Inverness Caledonian Thistle 3 – 1 Arbroath – Saturday 31st October 2020
Ladbrokes Championship – Game 03 – Season 2020 / 2021
Goals – MacKay 47, Allardice 71, Todorov 79 – Doolan 24


Liam Henderson misses out for Arbroath having being sent off in the Scottish League One Championship with Edinburgh City last season and Michael Gardyne misses out for Inverness Caledonian Thistle having being sent off last weekend.


Referee – David Dickinson
Assistant Referee 1 – Graham McNeillie
Assistant Referee 2 – Michael McCart

Admission Prices (Online ticket sales only)

Supporters can still buy a ticket for this match online

Simply show the barcode on your phone or print it out so it can be scanned upon arrival to the ground.
Season Ticket Holders of course will get free admission.

Scottish Championship Gate Prices – Season 2021 / 2022

£19: Adult (Over 18)
£12: Concessions (Over 65, Students, Juvenile, Disabled supporter which includes Carer)
£22: Parent and Child (U12)
£24: Parent and Two Children (U12)

How to watch all the action;

The game will be streamed live on Arbroath FC TV from 7.30pm

A reminder that this match is available for free to all season ticket holders over 18 (this age is down to a legal reason)

If you aren’t a season ticket holder you can still purchase this game for £13 and can sign up here;

Matchday Programme

Our matchday programme producers, JJ Sports Promotions Ltd have produced a physical programme for tomorrow’s game.

Copies of this programme can be purchased for £2 each plus £2 postage and packing, by emailing: It will be full colour and packed with great content and photography, but hurry because there is a limited print run

C’mon the Lichties!

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