McKay, Watkins receive praise from Inverness boss Hughes

Goal hero Billy McKay and promising midfielder Marley Watkins have been praised by Inverness CT boss Mark Hughes.

Goal hero Billy McKay and promising midfielder Marley Watkins have been praised by Inverness CT boss Mark Hughes.

25-year old striker McKay took his season tally to 12 goals with a double in Caley’s 2-0 win at Heart of Midlothian while 23-year old Watkins was impressive in the middle as Hughes’ side remained second on the table with a 10th victory from 15 outings.

"Billy is an exceptional talent and a lovely kid to go and work with,” he said.

"He certainly has that quality in his locker and showed that with a great right-foot and a left-foot finish.

"And Marley Watkins was different class. I have a soft spot for him because he is still a young kid and has been given the opportunity to come up here by Terry Butcher. He really gets himself involved.

"When he plays like he did today he is a real handful. He has all the tricks – stepovers, dragbacks. If I am looking to help him along, I would just say I'd like more goals out of him."

 
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