Alex Fisher’s only goal for Caley Thistle so far was a memorable one but after signing a new contract until the end of the season the English forward is determined to ensure it was no one-off.
Fisher’s late header secured Inverness a 2-2 draw against runaway league leaders Celtic at Caledonian Stadium in September, with the Highlanders remaining the only Premiership team to have taken points off Brendan Rodgers’ men this season.
Although he has made only two starts this term, partly due to the recent form of Lonsana Doumbouya, who has netted four goals in his last five games, Fisher is determined to repay manager Richie Foran’s loyalty after being rewarded with a new contract.
Fisher said: “I know what I need to do – score some goals.
“The manager has hinted at what I need to do but it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to realise I just need to get into that team as much as I can, or whenever I get the opportunity, take it.
“I’ve only scored the one goal this season. I have a target in my head, roughly, of what I want to try and achieve and if I can get anywhere near that I’d like to think I’d be rewarded.
“It was a nice one – I was happy with it.
“To the outside world it might look like ‘he’s a forward, but he’s not really scoring goals’ but I think sometimes my chances have been quite limited. In the times I’ve been involved, I think I’ve done my bit
“Goals and assists are what talk and it’s the currency of my position. It’s something I’m working hard on to achieve every weekend.”
Caley Jags became Fisher’s ninth club when he joined from Torquay United in January, with the 26-year-old having had spells in Spain, Belgium and Italy after starting his career with Oxford United.
Fisher is keen to settle with Inverness for the long haul and he added: “I’ve often found myself from one year to the next moving on. At the time, I didn’t set out and say I want one year here and one year there. It just happened.
“I’d like to be at one place where I can say, he’s had two or three years, or however long there, he’s had 50 plus games. It’s something I’ve always wanted to achieve. It’s just never manifested itself that way.
“I’ve just got to get back to basics. I’ve found a lovely part of the world where I hope to be able to achieve that.”