Caley Thistle manager John Robertson has challenged his players to remain in touch with the top of the table after the first round of Championship fixtures.
Inverness are three points adrift of leaders Ayr United after seven games, and remain the only side in the league yet to be defeated having not lost a Championship match in an 18-match run which stretches back to March.
Caley Jags host Morton on Saturday, before completing their first quarter of league fixtures away to Dundee United the following weekend, and Robertson is eager to cap off his side’s fine start.
Robertson said: “When you are on these runs you want to keep them going. Will it come to an end at some stage? Yes, but we don’t know when.
“We’ve just got to deal with it and bounce back when, or if, it happens. Sometimes they can go on longer than you expect.
“We don’t look at that, we look at the next opposition. Every team in the league will look at any given fixture and say it’s a tough game, but I also think every team will look at each other and think they can win it. I don’t see an easy fixture home or away.
“The first nine games of the season is about picking up points to get yourself into a position where you are still in touch with the teams at the top.
“So far, so good in that respect.”
Inverness have recorded goalless draws in their last two matches against Ross County and Queen of the South, and Robertson wants his side to strike the balance between defending and attacking.
He added: “When you attack, everybody on the pitch should be able to get on the ball – they shouldn’t be in a regimented formation.
“You have got to find a way on the pitch, a bit like a chess board, to go and make different angles – otherwise it would be a 0-0 draw every week.
“When you lose the ball, that’s when a formation comes into play. You get into the shape very quickly and make it difficult for the opposition to score.
“The lads have been really respondent to that for a long time now, and they understand where we are trying to get to.
“Their attitude to training and taking information on board has been superb. Long may it continue.”