Inverness spirit delights manager Terry Butcher

Inverness players celebrating

Inverness manager Terry Butcher revealed his players' determination to have "no regrets" was crucial in their 4-3 victory against Motherwell.

The Highlanders led by three before being pegged back but Billy McKay completed his hat-trick with a late winner at the Caledonian Stadium.

"It was a good experience for everybody but a great feeling when Billy scored that fourth one," said Butcher.

"It was just an incredible game of football."

The win keeps Inverness third in the Scottish Premier League, a point above St Johnstone and on course to clinch a place in next season's Europa League qualifiers.

"It was a great game of football, great advert for the SPL and you've got people scoring hat-tricks, missing penalties, scoring penalties, sendings off, tackles, controversy - wow, what a game of football that was in 90 minutes," reflected Butcher.

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"We've come out on top in the end and we're delighted for that.

"I'm just happy because we've beaten a very, very good Motherwell team.

"The boys wanted to have no regrets and that was the case today.

"[St Johnstone] are a good side and we've beaten a good side today. Games in the top six aren't easy and [Ross County at] Victoria Park in a couple of weeks time won't be easy either.

"We've got Dundee United here [next week] and we're looking to win that and if we can win that the, who knows?

"We'll just keep on going and we'll keep on persevering and we'll keep on scoring."

Chris Hogg made his first appearance since sustaining a serious knee injury in the first half of last season and Butcher described the defender's performance as "immense".

Meanwhile, Butcher said speculation linking him with the manager's job at Doncaster Rovers was "just speculation" and confirmed Inverness's interest in Burnley midfielder Adam Evans.

"We've had Adam Evans up and we're looking at him," explained Butcher.

"We're looking at quite a few players so we're already building for next year.

"We want finish as high as we can in the league and that gives us more of a bargaining power down south and more interest down south as well, which has helped us get quite a few of the players that played today and quite a few of the players that'll play in the future."

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