Terry Butcher says the only way is up for Inverness

Terry Butcher
Butcher was pleased with his players' attitude at Pittodrie

Terry Butcher believes his Inverness Caley Thistle side are ready to win matches after an improved performance in their 2-1 defeat by Aberdeen.

Goals from Rob Milsom and Scott Vernon were enough to give the Dons their first win of the season.

But a second half-performance in which Richie Foran grabbed a consolation goal has given Butcher hope.

"If we can play like we did in the second half then we will go on to win games," he said.

"There were a few people offering apologies in the dressing-room.

"When you've got that honesty and that disappointment, we will get points.

"We have a belief that the more this team plays together the better they will get."

And the former England captain revealed a half-time team talk had inspired the improved second-half performance.

"The second half was completely different," Butcher said.

"I broke a few things in the dressing-room at half-time - not players' legs or heads, but the poor tactics board got a bit of a battering!

"In the second half, I thought they came out and played really well.

"I was delighted apart from our finishing. We got into some great positions but didn't quite manage to pull the trigger.

"If we can play like we did in the second half then we will go on to win games."

Without a win in five games, Inverness are now bottom of the Scottish Premier League table after five matches, but Butcher remains unconcerned.

"We're bottom of the league, but the only way is up for us and we're expecting a lot of goals and a lot of points once we get everybody back," he said. "We'll be fine."