Caley Thistle manager John Robertson is targeting three new additions to his squad in the January transfer window.
Robertson is preparing to reshuffle next month, and has already confirmed defenders David Raven and Matthew Elsdon, who is on loan from Middlesbrough, will leave. Former Ross County midfielder Alex Cooper is also out of contract after the turn of the year.
Caley Jags manager Robertson is eager to use those funds to bolster his squad, and could be alerted to the availability of former Inverness midfielder James Vincent, who has been told he can leave Dundee on loan.
Vincent, who netted the winning goal in Caley Jags’ Scottish Cup final triumph over Falkirk in 2015, has fallen out of favour under Dark Blues manager Neil McCann having made only three league appearances this season, the last of which came in September.
Robertson said: “We’ve had an idea for some time of the players we will be losing and we have earmarked a couple of replacements.
“Some we will get, some we will not – that’s the way it is. January is a horrendously difficult time to change players, especially the quality you’re after.
“We are quietly confident of bringing in players that will improve the squad. That’s the most important thing.
“We can’t have players who will be of similar standard – they have to be of better standard and that’s what we’re trying to do in key areas.
“We’ve got three in particular we have targeted and we think we can get those three. All things being equal we will hopefully have them in some time in January.”
Robertson has also confirmed he is in talks with more of his current players about extending their deals, after recently signing defenders Coll Donaldson and Carl Tremarco on long-term contracts.
Iain Vigurs, Jake Mulraney and Brad McKay are among those out of contract at the end of the season and Robertson added: “We are delighted Carl and Coll have signed and we are talking to other members of the team.
“Ee are slowly but surely getting things in place so the club has a good long-term base of players.
“We want a nice range and balance of players.”