Caley Thistle coach Scott Kellacher is determined to create more Scottish Cup memories this season, starting with tomorrow’s fourth-round trip to Premiership side Dundee.
The Dens Park outfit go into the match as favourites but Inverness are buoyed by a fine recent run of form which has taken them to within three points of the Championship promotion play-offs.
Kellacher was part of the coaching staff during Caley Jags’ finest hour in 2015 when John Hughes’ side won the competition thanks to a 2-1 victory against Falkirk at Hampden Park.
During the club’s previous stints in the lower leagues Inverness developed a reputation for upsetting the odds against top-flight opposition in the Scottish Cup, most notably on two occasions against Celtic, while Hearts and Motherwell were among other scalps by the Highlanders.
Kellacher is eager to kick start another memorable run this weekend.
He said: “When it comes to the cup competitions, it’s always challenging when you’re playing teams in the league above you.
“We have always done well in the cups and it’s always a good thing for the club in terms of the financial situation.
“Hopefully, we can have a good cup run, we’ve had them many times in previous years.
“We’ve got to cup finals and semi-finals, so we’ve done a fair bit. Let’s hope we can start one this week as well.
“We’re confident – never too confident – but we will give it everything we’ve got and hopefully we can get something out of the game.”
Inverness’ only addition during the January transfer window so far has been former Falkirk striker Nathan Austin but Kellacher does not expect John Robertson to make any fresh signings until towards the end of the month.
He added: adding: “There’s one or two in the background but we’re not that far forward with anything.
“We’ve still got 10 or 11 days until the window shuts. We’re keeping our eyes open to see what’s going about.”