Caley Thistle manager John Robertson has ruled out a move for Dundee midfielder James Vincent, with bolstering his forward line his main priority in the January transfer window.
Robertson is targeting three new signings in January, in order to aid Caley Jags’ push for promotion back to the Premiership.
Former Caley Jags midfielder Vincent, who netted the winning goal in Inverness’ Scottish Cup triumph over Falkirk in 2015, has been made available for loan by Dark Blues manager Neil McCann having struggled to break into the side in recent months.
Robertson says the midfield position is not one he is looking to strengthen however, and says Vincent’s Premiership wage demands would have ruled out a move in any case.
Robertson said: “We have targeted three players in particular we think we can get who can give us a little edge.
“We will need a defender with David Raven and Matthew Elsdon going, while we are also looking for a couple of forwards. Not necessarily strikers, but people who can go and play, link and score.
“That’s the main attributes we’re after at the moment.”
With Robertson keen to add forwards, Robertson is looking for more goals for those already at the club such as John Baird, Connor Bell and Jake Mulraney.
The Caley Jags manager is content for goals to be shared around the team however, and added: “Up front we’ve been chopping and changing, and whilst the front three are not into double figures their work-rate in particular is causing problems to other teams.
“We talk to them week-in, week-out about giving us a shift first, but we’re also on to them about scoring goals because that’s the game. They want to score goals.
“Had we not be creating chances they would have an argument, but they have been getting chances. Some they have taken, some they have not.
“We would be delighted to have a 15 or 20 goal a season striker but they are thin on the ground. We have a squad and a team that has shared out the goals.
“Of the 16 that have been available regularly, only Coll Donaldson, Charlie Trafford, Jake Mulraney and Joe Chalmers haven’t scored.
“We’ve shared the goals out, but we need to score more while keeping defensively strong. It’s certainly something we’ve been working on.”