Caley Thistle defender Coll Donaldson says his side’s 17-match unbeaten streak in the Championship has allowed them to approach every game confident of winning it.
After going unbeaten in their final 11 league matches of last season in a run stretching back to March, Inverness are the only Championship side yet to be defeated in the opening six matches of this term.
That form has left John Robertson’s men just a point adrift of leaders Ayr United, and Donaldson says Caley Jags fear nobody ahead of Saturday’s home match against Queen of the South.
The 23-year-old said: “Continuing form from last year was always the most important thing. It sounds arrogant, but towards the end of last season we were just showing up and winning games.
“When we weren’t playing well, things were breaking kindly for us and we were getting three points.
“We seem to have started this season just as strong. We might not always play our best, but we’re not getting beaten.
“We’re looking to win every game and that confidence spreads through the squad. Turning up on a Saturday we always feel we are capable of getting the three points.”
Donaldson will face a tough test when he comes up against Queens attacker Stephen Dobbie, who has remarkably netted 21 goals in all competitions already this season.
Although Donaldson recognises the Doonhamers have other threats, he says keeping out 35-year-old Dobbie will go a long way towards recording a clean sheet.
Edinburgh-born Donaldson added: “Dobbie has immense quality, especially at this level where you see how many goals he has scored, but he never scored against us in four games last season.
“But it is one of those where he can be out of the game for 89 minutes and then pop up and score an absolute raker from 30 yards.
“We need to be constantly thinking. It would be naïve to think we only focus on him, but he is their main threat and focal point.
“They’ve got Gary Harkins and Lyndon Dykes as well, but if you can stop Dobbie, you have a realistic chance of stopping Queen of the South scoring. We will do our homework like we always do and we’ll be confident going into the game.”