Caley Thistle may be only one point off the bottom of the Scottish Premiership, but defender Gary Warren insists everyone at the club is focused on making the top six rather than simply avoiding relegation.
Warren netted a late equaliser as Inverness came from behind to earn a point against Kilmarnock on Saturday after Souleymane Coulibaly netted a superb opener for the hosts.
Richie Foran’s side have now won only once in 11 games and sit a single point above bottom of the table Partick Thistle.
But with only five points separating Partick and sixth-placed Ross County, Warren believes his side can quickly make their way up the table by embarking on a winning run.
He said: “We deserved a point. The game wasn’t too pretty to watch, it was very direct and there wasn’t a lot of football played, but a point was probably a fair result.
“It will come down to the team which puts the best run together to decide who will be safe.
“If we can go on a run of seven or eight games without a defeat and pick up a few wins then we will pull away from others.
“At the moment it is very tight and there are a lot of draws between the teams down near the bottom.
“It will be one of those season that it will go right to the end, but we want to be one of the teams in the top six.”
Warren was impressed by his central defensive team-mate Josh Meekings who produced a man of the match performance, which included a tremendous goal-line clearance to prevent Nathan Tyson opening the scoring.
Warren added: “Josh was brilliant all day. His clearance off the line was unbelievable and he was fantastic.
“He made two crucial blocks and cleared everything away so he was great.
“It is great to play beside someone who is as quick as him and who can read the game so well.
“Nine times out of 10 he gets us out of trouble – especially older players such as me who are a bit slower.
“He looks after me so well. We still need to improve and get better as we have conceded again. We are going in the right direction but we need to improve.”