Caley Thistle forward Jordan White is aiming to turn the Tannadice crowd on Dundee United’s back in tonight’s decisive Premiership play-off second leg.
Inverness must turn around a 1-0 deficit after Paul McMullan’s goal in Tuesday night’s first leg gave Robbie Neilson’s side the initiative at the halfway stage of the tie.
With only a solitary goal in it, White reckons United’s supporters will get increasingly agitated the longer their side fails to kill off the tie, and he hopes his side can capitalise.
White said: “We beat Ayr in the first game, we were very confident in that game and we played well. The second game was a wee bit nervy though.
“We didn’t know how to take it – do you defend the lead or go for it? That can affect you.
“We’ve obviously been better away from home than at home this season, but before the sending off on Tuesday I thought we were the better team and looked the more likely to score.
“We’re looking for a goal at any point in the game. The longer we keep them out, their crowd will get nervous.
“We can go down there and frustrate them and frustrate their crowd – that’s the most important part – because they will get on top of them.”
The task of turning the tie on its head does not faze White, with nine of Caley Jags’ 14 league victories this season coming on the road.
The 27-year-old added: “We had the best away record in the league so we are confident of going there and turning them over.
“It’s going to be a really tough game. They are a good team, make no bones about it.
“We are always confident in our squad. We’ve seen over the last few weeks, there have been some unbelievable comebacks. You are never out of it.
“It’s a great opportunity. All the boys are desperate to get to the next stage and stake their claim to get up to the Premiership.
“We are really looking forward to it. It’s not going to be an easy task but we are very confident in ourselves.”
White is the only Inverness player to have featured in every match this season, with the Bellshill-born forward enjoying a successful debut campaign which has seen him score 16 goals following his move from English National League side Barrow last summer.
White added: “That’s 51 games now for me. It’s tough – it hasn’t been easy at all – but these are the games you live for.
“No matter how tired I am, I’ll give everything out there because it means so much to us.
“Don’t get me wrong, all the boys are tired but you can get through it with adrenaline.
“There will be a big crowd there and that will lift us right through it.
“I’ve enjoyed it here – it’s a great club. Great staff, great boys.
“I just want to go and make it even better by getting into the next round.