Caley Thistle manager John Robertson believes his side’s upcoming quartet of fixtures represent a promising opportunity to build on Inverness’ fine start to the Championship season.
Inverness host Partick Thistle tomorrow in the first of three home games during the next month with the only away game in that period against rivals Ross County in Dingwall.
Although Caley Jags’ only dropped points so far this season have come at Caledonian Stadium in draws against Ayr United and Alloa Athletic, Robertson is eager to make the most of home comforts in the upcoming run of fixtures.
Robertson said: “We don’t travel out of the Highlands for the next month. The next four games are up here, so we’ve got to try to take advantage of that.
“In our two home games so far, while we were disappointed in drawing them both, we created enough chances to win both of them.
“We’ve got to understand that teams will sit in against us here and we might have to break them down. We might have to play a different game – and that’s what we’ve been working on.
“We’ve been looking at that, but eight points from our first four matches is a decent return.
“It’s frustrating in that it could have been more, but it is what it is.”
Tomorrow’s opponents Partick are looking to bounce back from last weekend’s shock 2-1 IRN-BRU Cup defeat to East Fife, however Robertson is solely focused on matching the standards set in Inverness’ last outing, when they defeated Dunfermline 3-0 at East End Park on September 1.
He added: “People play different teams and view the Challenge Cup in different ways. Their last league result was positive one, they beat Morton 1-0 and played well.
“But we concentrate on what we need to do. We know if we pass and move the ball like we did for large parts of the game against Dunfermline, we’re a match for anybody.
“All we’re focusing on is a good, strong home performance and three points.”
Caley Thistle are in line to receive a sum from the transfer of their former midfielder Stuart Armstrong from Celtic to Southampton earlier this summer.
Armstrong spent five years with Dyce Juniors prior to joining Inverness in 2008, with the Aberdeen outfit receiving a six-figure fee for their part in his development.
With the Scotland international spending just 12 months at Caledonian Stadium before his move to Dundee United, Robertson does not expect a large fee to come the club’s way, adding: “I honestly don’t know. I would imagine there is some kind of payment but nothing that’s going to make a significant difference. I might be able to buy the media lunch with it – that would be as much as we would get.
“I’m not anticipating a massive windfall.”