Caley Thistle manager Richie Foran hopes luck will shine on his club in the attempt to haul themselves away from the bottom of the Scottish Premiership.
Inverness have suffered an alarming slump in form and have gone eight matches without a victory since a 3-0 win at Motherwell on October 26.
Just three points have been earned in that period, with Foran, pictured, believing Saturday’s 1-0 loss at Rangers encapsulating the plight of his club.
Caley Jags hope to halt the downturn when they take on Well at Caledonian Stadium tomorrow night and Foran is looking for some much-needed good fortune against his former club.
He said: “I can’t ask for much more and there were a lot of positives to take from our performance at Ibrox. We dominated and created chances but didn’t take them. We’re looking for luck.”
The crumb of comfort for the Caley Thistle manager is the fact his side is not cut adrift at the bottom of the division.
Inverness are bottom on goal difference behind Hamilton but are just four points from the sixth position occupied by Highland neighbours Ross County, who host Foran’s side on Saturday.
Foran insists now is not the time to panic and said: “It’s not ideal but we’re halfway through the season. Not being bottom come the end of the season is what matters. If we continue to perform like we did against Rangers, we will be in the top six.
“Our aim is the top half of the table. If we get wins from our next two it probably puts us there. That’s what we’ll be aiming for. I wouldn’t worry about being bottom at this time.”
Caley Jags were unfortunate to lose 1-0 in their Christmas Eve encounter against Rangers at Ibrox, with the Highlanders thwarted by an inspired performance from Gers goalkeeper Wes Foderingham.
Tomorrow’s game against Motherwell is followed by Saturday’s Highland derby against County at Dingwall, and Foran is determined to finish 2016 on a high.
He added: “We’ll take confidence from how we performed at Rangers. I’ll speak about it in my team talk on Wednesday. We’ll come back in and be good to go again, we’ll be smiling and the atmosphere will be right again.”