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Adams hoping for cup run

Derek Adams wants Ross County to emulate their Scottish Cup run of 2010 this season - starting with victory over local rivals Inverness.

The Dingwall side progressed all the way to the final a couple of years ago - taking high-profile scalps along the way - before eventually losing to Dundee United at Hampden.

Adams would love to see his side have another crack at silverware this time around but knows the visit of Caley Thistle is a tough opener.

He said: "We want to get back to another final like we did in 2010.

"It was a difficult progression through the rounds and we had to beat the likes of Hibernian and Celtic on the way.

"We've got a tough one to start with against Inverness.

"It's a tough hurdle but we're in positive mood and we go into the game ready for them."

Inverness claimed the bragging rights in the last Highland derby between the two sides, when they claimed a 3-1 victory in the Scottish Premier League in October.

Adams said: "I don't think we'll have to say much from a motivational point of view on Saturday.

"The players will be motivated enough and ready to go.

"We'll just have to be aware of Inverness' threats and try to exploit their weaknesses."

The County boss hopes home advantage can make all the difference in tomorrow's tie.

He said: "We're looking forward to the game, especially with it being at home.

"It's a good opportunity for us to try to progress to the next round of the cup and Inverness will be thinking the same way.

"We've done well at home against Inverness before, with a win and a draw.

"If we can take that mentality into the cup game, we'll do well.

"Inverness have done very well of late and have managed to put a run together.

"But the players want to win the match and progress to the next round and they'll be focused."