Caley Thistle forward Alex Fisher is determined to give manager Richie Foran no choice but to hand him the responsibility of leading the Inverness attack.
Fisher came off the bench to salvage a point for Inverness against Celtic on Sunday, heading home a last-minute equaliser to secure a 2-2 draw against the champions.
Foran has given Scott Boden, Lonsana Doumbouya and Fisher opportunities but none has earned a prolonged run of starts.
Englishman Fisher is determined to prove he is up to the task, and said: “The manager has eased me into the team, there’s a lot of competition and no-one is taking a position for granted.
“If I can do the right things that can it hard for me to be left out then fantastic, but I’ll just keep my head down, work hard and try to make the decision easy for the manager.”
Fisher’s goal ended his long wait to get off the mark for the Highlanders, who he joined in January from Torquay United before picking up an ankle injury in just his third game for the club, a 2-0 Scottish Cup replay win against Stirling Albion, which ruled him out for the rest of the campaign.
After signing a six-month contract extension in the summer, which keeps him at Caledonian Stadium until the new year, Fisher is eager to make up for lost time, and added: “The goal was a long time coming. With the start I had at the club, getting injured straight away, it’s been longer than usual to wait to score.
“It was a great feeling to get it in a game like that in the last minute. It was a very well-earned point for the club.”
Caley Jags host Dundee on Saturday before making the trip to Hamilton Accies the following week in their last two games before next month’s international break, and Fisher is targeting full points.
The 26-year-old added: “We have to apply ourselves in the right way, but there’s no reason why we cannot pick up six points from the next two games with the quality we have in the team.”