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Williams calls for Caley form

Inverness midfielder Danny Williams insists the Highlanders can overcome their recent slump to claim a Europa League slot.

The Englishman and his colleagues have not won any of the four games that have followed their 2-0 win over Hearts on December 14.

A sole point has been collected from the 12 available, dropping John Hughes' side down to fifth in the Scottish Premiership, eight points behind second-placed Aberdeen.

They now face Dundee United at home on Sunday but Williams insists the team can recover their bid to go one better than last term's fourth-placed finish.

The 25-year-old - who this week penned a new two-and-a-half-year deal - told CaleyJagsTV: "At the beginning of the season our aim was to beat what we did last season and that is still possible. We've got a good enough squad to do so.

"But we have been on a little bit of a blip recently but I think we've been unlucky.

"At Celtic we could have got something at the end and it was the same against Ross County as well.

"But the games are coming thick and fast and that gives us an opportunity to bounce back on Sunday against United.

"We have beaten them twice already - first away in the league and then again in the cup here at home, so we know we are capable of doing it again.

"They are a team near us in the table. You want to beat every side you face but when they are one of your direct rivals it is always a little sweeter."