Caley Thistle must take inspiration from Ross County in their attempt to stay in the Scottish Premiership.
The Highlanders are adrift at the bottom of the division following a run of just one win in their last 14 matches and recent history does not favour Richie Foran’s in their efforts to avoid relegation.
Inverness are a point adrift of Hamilton Accies at the foot of the table at the halfway stage of the campaign and in four of the last five seasons, the team bottom after 19 games has gone on to suffer relegation to the Championship.
Highland rivals County were the only were the only side to buck the trend two years ago, as Jim McIntyre’s Staggies earned 10 wins from their final 19 games in order to beat the drop.
Caley Jags will be idle until they face Elgin City at Borough Briggs in the Scottish Cup on January 21.
It has been a difficult start to management for Inverness manager Richie Foran, who replaced John Hughes at the end of last season.
Foran is remaining upbeat about his side’s chances of climbing the table however, and he said: “We practice finishing day in day out on the training ground, we do crosses into the box and individual finishing.
“It will change our season if we go ahead in a match – we will put three or four past a team.
“There’s no more mention of luck from me. We make our own luck. We’re bottom because we deserve to be. We need to be ruthless and clinical, which we haven’t been.
“People speak about it being nervous. But to me it’s excitement, the only way we can go is up and that’s where we’re looking.”
One man who could be key in helping Inverness improve their current position is midfielder Greg Tansey, pictured, who appears certain to leave the Highlanders at the end of the season.
Tansey has rejected a new contract to remain at Caledonian Stadi um, with Foran last week revealing he is 80% convinced the Englishman will depart in the summer.
Despite expecting speculation about Tansey to intensify in the coming weeks, Foran insists he can count on the 28-year-old to continue to give his all for the cause.
The midfielder is in his second spell with Inverness having rejoined from Stevenage in January 2014.
Foran said: “He’s not a player who will protect himself for his move. He is just looking at his next game or training session. We need Greg here and on the training ground. We put him in there and the standard goes right up.
“He trains the way he plays. He’s a fantastic player and individual.
“I will stick by him and I am sure our supporters will.”