Caley Thistle forward George Oakley is on the verge of returning from a hamstring injury but will not be risked for tomorrow’s Championship trip to Alloa Athletic.
Englishman Oakley, who has three goals this season, has been sidelined since he picked up the injury in Caley Jags’ last victory against Partick Thistle on September 15.
Although Oakley has returned to training this week, Robertson will not chance him at Recreation Park tomorrow but the Caley Jags boss has hinted the 22-year-old could feature in Tuesday’s home match against Dunfermline or next Saturday’s Highland derby with Ross County.
Robertson said: “George has put a full week’s training in, but this game may come a wee bit early for him.
“We are looking at him certainly getting back involved in the squad next week, but with the nature of his hamstring, do we risk it on an artificial pitch? Maybe not.”
Another player who will miss tomorrow’s game is suspended defender Coll Donaldson, who was sent off in last weekend’s 1-1 draw against Dundee United, however Robertson says he has no qualms about handing Jamie McCart his first league start of the campaign.
Robertson said: “It has been particularly tough for Jamie, because defenders have been defending really well. That has been the strongest part of our team for this season and towards the end of last season as well.
“It has been tough for Jamie to get in front of Coll and Brad Mckay, but Coll’s suspension opens the door.
“We have no worries, Jamie went on and showed he was ready for it in the last 10 minutes on Saturday.
“He defended stoutly with the rest of the players, and it now opens up an opportunity for him to start the game.
“That’s why we have a squad of players. We can see the likes of Jamie, Riccardo Calder, Charlie Trafford, Nathan Austin and to a lesser extent Daniel MacKay, who have not had the runs they would hopefully want.
“When they get those runs, they have got to make sure they try and take advantage of it. We have got absolutely no worries about Jamie stepping in.”
Caley Jags go into tomorrow’s game against the Wasps on the back of four straight draws, and Robertson is determined to get back to winning ways to close the five-point gap on leaders County.
He added: “It was a good point on against Dundee United at Tannadice on Saturday, we worked really hard for it.
“We need to get back winning games. That’s four draws on the bounce and we need to get three points on the board to give everyone a lift – the players and the fans.
“We want to keep ourselves up in contention.”