Caley Thistle manager Richie Foran hopes his defensive selection problems are finally starting to ease.
Inverness have been left with a shortage of defensive options recently but were last week boosted by the return of Kevin McNaughton from an Achilles injury and Lewis Horner following a knee injury.
On-loan Celtic defender Jamie McCart will also return to contention for Saturday’s Premiership trip to Partick Thistle, having been ineligible for last Wednesday’s 4-0 defeat against his parent club.
That leaves Josh Meekings as Caley Jags’ only defensive absentee, with the Englishman set for another month on the sidelines having undergone knee surgery last month.
Foran is pleased with the cover now available to him at the back, where he has been short for much of the campaign.
He said: “We’ve got a few defenders now raring to go and get back into the team. A big bonus for the squad was Kevin and Lewis being back for full training last week.
“We’re starting to look good now with cover all over.”
Veteran defender McNaughton was on the bench in last week’s game against the Hoops, in his first involvement since suffering an Achilles injury in his side’s 3-2 Highland derby defeat by Ross County in August.
Foran is delighted to have the former Aberdeen player back in contention earlier than expected and he added: “He was down at St George’s Park doing some physical work last week and now he’s back training with the first team.
“It’s a huge boost because I didn’t expect to see him again this season.
“He’s a fit player with a great character and adding his experience will be huge for us.”