Ross County manager Owen Coyle welcomes return of Highland derby
Last Updated: 03/11/17 8:07pm
Ross County manager Owen Coyle has welcomed the return of the Highland derby against Inverness Caley Thistle next week.
The two sides will meet at Victoria Park on Wednesday, November 8 with the £5 admission fee going to cancer charity Maggie's Highlands.
It will be the first meeting between the two sides since Caley Thistle's relegation last season, bringing an end to five seasons of top-flight derby fixtures.
Coyle told the Inverness Courier: "We've not had a derby this season and it'll be a great opportunity for everybody - the players and clubs will benefit but all proceeds will go to Maggie's so everyone's a winner.
"I hope everyone will come out to support and the entrance fee is a fiver, which is a brilliant idea."
County recorded their first home win of the season against Hamilton a fortnight ago and Coyle has called for more of the same against Motherwell on Saturday.
He said: "Our fans were terrific against Hamilton and the players responded to that. We want to continue building that environment - we're all together here and the players are giving the fans something to shout about.
"When it all comes together it can be special but we've got to keep working every day to improve that."