Caley Thistle captain Gary Warren hopes his side’s resilient Premiership 2-2 draw against Dundee on Saturday can be a turning point in their campaign.
Having trailed 2-0 at half-time against the Dark Blues, bottom-of-the-table Inverness came back to secure a crucial point which leaves them three points adrift of Hamilton Accies, who occupy the relegation play-off position.
Although Caley Jags have failed to win in 13 league matches, defender Warren reckons the courageous comeback can prompt a revival from Richie Foran’s men.
Warren said: “The character of the lads, and the way we responded to being 2-0 down, was fantastic.
“It shows how much it means to the boys, how much we’re fighting and how hard we’re working to try and put things right.
“It’s not easy but we’re really striving as much as we can to try and get the three points and get us climbing the table again.
“We kept banging on the door against Dundee and in the end we got our rewards for scoring a second goal.
“Perhaps we should have gone on and scored a third or fourth but we got a point. Maybe a couple of weeks ago we wouldn’t have got anything from the game.
“It means we’re moving in the right direction and we’re taking steps forward.”
Caley Jags are on Scottish Cup duty this weekend when they make the trip to runaway Premiership leaders Celtic on Saturday.
Brendan Rodgers’ Hoops have avoided domestic defeat this term but Englishman Warren is refusing to be daunted by the Parkhead encounter, with the Highlanders looking to move a step closer to regaining the trophy they secured in 2015.
The 32-year-old added: “It gives us a chance to go and have a little run in the cup. It’s a big test for us again but if you’re going to go and win trophies you’ve got to beat the best.
“There’s no reason why we can’t do it. We have a break from the league now which gives us an opportunity to go and test ourselves against the best. We’re always prepared to go and win a game of football.”