Consistency key to Caley Thistle league ambitions

Caley Thistle manager John Robertson has challenged his much-changed side to show consistency in the Championship.

Inverness recorded their first league victory of the campaign on their last outing which they won 4-0 against Brechin City, before following that up with a 4-2 IRN-BRU Cup triumph against Aberdeen Colts, with both games at Glebe Park.

The Highlanders are aiming to keep their momentum going when they face St Mirren at Paisley tomorrow and, although Robertson knows there will be good and bad days for his team, he is determined to keep standards high.

Robertson, who made 13 new signings in the summer, said: “I don’t think there has been a change in attitude – that has been fantastic since day one.

“They come in and work with an intensity in what we are trying to get to. It’s just been a question of trying to get so many new players to gel with the lads already here.

“We have changed our style of play slightly and brought more video analysis into play on the opposition to give them more information on who we are playing against and how they play.

“It also gives them individual information on their opponents.

“There’s been a lot of new things for them to take in and it has taken time. There will be results we get that may surprise people and results against us that may also be surprising.

“That’s the nature of where we are. What we are looking for now is a real consistency of performance, where week in, week out, we know if a team beats us, they are going to have to have played extremely well.”

Robertson feels his side has made steady improvement since he returned for a second spell as manager in June, to replace Richie Foran, and he added: “It has been a slight improvement. We have been getting there in terms of attacking performance, in particular. We are still working hard at things defensively.

“We started off with a system that we felt was easy to coach for all the new players coming in but we have reverted to a slightly different approach now because of the players we have got.”