Caley Thistle manager John Robertson insists today’s Championship opponents Dunfermline are not out of the race for a promotion play-off place.
Inverness are currently in pole position to secure the final play-off spot, with a three-point advantage over nearest side Queen of the South.
Despite Dunfermline sitting eight points behind Caley Jags in seventh, Robertson, who oversaw a late rally which saw Inverness narrowly miss out on the top four last season, believes all is still to play for.
Robertson said: “The games are all crucial. We are sitting in fourth position in the play-off spot, but Dunfermline are only eight points behind.
“With 13 games to go, they will be looking at putting a run of wins together that can see them sneak fourth spot.
“But they are also looking over their shoulder now, because Partick, Falkirk and Alloa are right on their tails. Everybody is scrapping.
“We are in that position, and if we can put three or four wins together then suddenly we are back in the title race, while if anybody below us puts three or four wins together they are back into the promotion spot.
“The teams at the bottom have put three or four together, and they are now putting pressure on the teams above them.
“We have said before, it’s an intensely interesting league. There is not one game that goes by where anybody has got nothing to play for. Everybody is playing for something.”
Caley Jags suffered late heartache in Monday’s Scottish Cup Highland derby encounter, when Ross County struck in stoppage time to secure a 2-2 draw.
Despite Tuesday’s replay at Caledonian Stadium looming large, Robertson will not be distracted from today’s task in Fife.
He added: “We debrief very quickly. It was frustrating, we felt we had done just enough to win the match.
“It was another cracking match, but it’s always a disappointment when you lose such a late goal.
“There will be another match here next Tuesday, but what we’ve got to do is concentrate totally on Dunfermline.
“We have got a run of league games coming up where it’s vitally important we take as many league points as we can.
“We are all totally focused on East End Park.”