Daniel Hoban is putting thoughts of his Caley Thistle career on the back-burner as he looks to keep Fort William off the foot of the Highland League.
Hoban is out of contract at the Scottish Championship club in the summer and hopes to put two frustrating loan moves behind him at Fort.
In the last two seasons he has been on loan at Forfar Athletic and Elgin City without making an appearance. His need for game-time, to show Inverness boss John Robertson he was progressing, saw him drop back down to the Highland League, where he has played previously with Nairn County, Brora Rangers and Strathspey Thistle.
Hoban said: “I’m concentrating on the games in hand. If I play well and carry on training well, hopefully there’s a contract at the end of it. But I can only control how I play. If I can then brilliant, if not then I’ve done all I can.
“When deciding where I would go next, I knew there was quite a few Caley Thistle boys at Fort. But the amount of games in hand is probably the best for me, to play as many games as I can.
“That was the chat with the manager when my loan was coming to an end at Elgin. Because I’d not been playing in two seasons, the manager hadn’t seen me in a game situation. I need to prove I’m improving.
“It’s a big few months but I’m just concentrating on getting a few good results and keeping Fort off the bottom.”
Fort’s game against Forres Mechanics today has been postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.