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Hughes positive after Inverness fail in League Cup quest

Inverness Caledonian Thistle manager John Hughes was remaining positive after seeing his side lose the Scottish League Cup final to Aberdeen on Sunday.

Caley lost 4-2 on penalties to the Dons after play finished 0-0 at the end of extra-time but Hughes was not despondent after the defeat, as he preferred to remain upbeat.

A few things could have gone the way of Inverness during the contest at Celtic Park but in the end, the Highland club had to settle with a runners-up placing in the league cup, which left Hughes to ponder what might have been.

"There's no finger to point at anyone," he said after the shootout loss.

"We were organised, had a good game plan and our team shape was very, very good.

"Although we should have been a little bit better on the counter attack and given quicker support to Billy McKay - which wasn't the case.

"But to take on a club the size of Aberdeen and silence the supporters the way we did and take them to penalty kicks, you could have been talking to the winning manager - but unfortunately that's football."

Hughes added: "I am disappointed for the boys but so proud of them. It could have been our day."

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