Inverness CT: Terry Butcher happy with a point against Dundee Utd

Inverness CT manager Terry Butcher said he was happy with a draw against Dundee United, despite slipping down a place in the Scottish Premier League table.

The Highlanders started the evening in second place, but were held to a goalless draw at home .

However, Butcher said that, in the context of the evening's other matches, a point was a good result.

"If you look at the other results tonight then it's a good point for us," he said.

"I'm very pleased with the effort the boys put in."

Butcher also expressed delight at being handed a positive selection headache for Saturday's Highland derby with Ross County following an impressive display by Danny Devine in central defence.

"Danny Devine played well and it now leaves me with not only a headache regarding the back four for Saturday, but also Richie Foran is available," said Butcher.

"However, it's nice to have that headache because I don't often get them."

Dundee Utd counterpart Jackie McNamara felt his side had a goal wrongly ruled out when referee Brian Colvin adjudged Jon Daly's second-half effort had not crossed the line.

But Butcher backed his goalkeeper's assessment of the incident: "Ryan Esson is adamant that it was not a goal.

"I think both teams didn't do enough in the final third, but it was still a great game with good passing and movement from both teams."