Caley Thistle defender Gary Warren reckons inconsistency of selection has been the cause of Inverness’ downfall this season.
With five games remaining, Inverness are still not clear of relegation danger but can all but make themselves safe with a home win against Kilmarnock on Sunday.
Warren, who missed the first three months of the season with a broken leg, said: “I don’t think this year we’ve had a game where the manager has been able to put out his strongest side.
“Due to injuries, as well as suspensions, it has been tough to have a run of games where we can properly judge personnel. It has been a case of chopping and changing the side.
“Previous to this year, we’ve had three or four seasons where everything has gone our way. So maybe some people will say we were due that bit of bad luck but the most important thing for us is we remain in this division.”
Warren believes every player must take their share of responsibility for Inverness’ slide into the bottom-half, and the 31-year-old added: “A few of us have been off it in terms of our performances. We look at it as a team but, as individuals, we have to look at ourselves individually and ask ‘am I doing enough?’
“Not just to warrant starting in the side, but to make a difference to the team and for our team-mates. That’s what I think we need to do in the next few games.”