Caley Thistle manager Richie Foran is relieved to finally have options to choose from in his squad ahead of today’s Premiership trip to Kilmarnock.
Inverness have been badly hit by injuries recently. At one point it left the squad down to single figures on the training ground.
The Highlanders are this weekend boosted by the return of skipper Gary Warren from suspension, while Liam Polworth and Scott Boden are also fit again.
Although Caley Jags remain without defenders David Raven and Kevin McNaughton, have a doubt over attacker Alex Fisher and will once again play goalkeeper Owain Fon Williams through the pain of an injury, Foran is far more pleased with the shape of his squad for the trip to Ayrshire.
Foran said: “We had 16 lads training this week which was great. They’re hungry, they’re eager. There’s a lot of competition for places again.
“It gives us a bit of a headache picking the team for Saturday but it’s always a good headache to have.”
The return of Boden from an ankle injury will offer another option to Lonsana Doumbouya in attack and Foran has praised the Englishman’s efforts despite him being left frustrated by a lack of game-time prior to the setback.
Boden has netted just once in the league since his summer move from Newport County but Foran added: “He has been pushing Lonsana. I thought Scott was excellent when he came on against Dundee recently.
“For the last three or four weeks before his injury Scott was immense. He was a little bit frustrated not getting his chance, but he’s acting in the right way now and working his socks off.
“He’s a wonderful finisher, a clever player and clever forward. He’ll get us goals.
“He’s just got to be a wee bit more patient, like he has been. But the injury was disappointing because what he gave us against Dundee, he would have come off the bench again.
“It was disappointing for Scott but we’ll get him back and he’ll go again.”