Dundee United striker Nicky Clark is wary of Caley Thistle’s fine away record ahead of tomorrow’s Premiership play-off semi final second leg at Tannadice.
United triumphed 1-0 in Tuesday’s first leg against Inverness at Caledonian Stadium, with Paul McMullan’s goal putting Robbie Neilson’s men in the driving seat at the halfway stage of the tie.
Clark is refusing to write off John Robertson’s men, whose nine league victories on the road this season is the best away record in the Championship, with the former Dunfermline and Rangers player insisting the job is far from done.
Clark said: “We also won the previous time we came up to Inverness but this was obviously more important.
“We can take confidence from those results, even though they put us out of the Scottish Cup.
“They are good away from home. In fact, someone mentioned they have won their last five away games.
“So we know it’s going to be tough on Friday and we need to prepare well.
“Inverness will feel it’s far from over but we feel that’s the case as well.
“We must put a performance in for the second leg.”
Should United progress they will face either St Mirren or Hamilton Accies next week for a place in the top-flight, and Clark is aware of the pressure on his side at the end of their third campaign in the Championship.
The 27-year-old added: “We all know what it would mean to the club to go up – 100%.
“We also all know United need to be up in the top-flight and that’s our aim. It has been since the first day I came here.
“Our initial target was to finish top but obviously we didn’t do that so we now have to get through the play-offs.
“We are all well aware what it would mean to the fans and the club as a whole. We had 1,000 fans up there on a Tuesday night and that’s brilliant.
“They paid a lot of money to back us and I’m sure they will be there to pack out Tannadice on Friday.
“This is my third time in the play-offs, having been there with Rangers and Dunfermline.
“I hope it will be third time lucky.”