Caley Thistle manager John Robertson has urged the Inverness support to get behind striker Jordan White.
The 26 year-old scored the only goal of the game as Inverness beat Ayr United on Saturday and having the watched the summer signing from Barrow net his 10th goal of the campaign for the club Robertson hopes the 6ft 4in striker’s contribution this season will be recognised by the fans.
White has struggled to win over the Caley Jags support and his manager is at a loss to see why which is why he was pleased to see the forward’s team-mates rush to celebrate his crucial header against the Honest Men on Saturday.
Robertson said: “I feel on our day we are as good as anybody in this league but our results haven’t back that up. It’s down to the simple task of taking chances which is why I’m delighted big Jordan White got his reward.
“You saw how much it meant for Jordan to score and the players understand it is a tough job he does. For some reason he gets a bit of stick for that and I don’t know why.
“The crowd seem to feel he doesn’t do what they expect him to do yet he is scoring. That’s him and Tom Walsh the joint leading scorers on 10 goals each and we’re barely halfway into the season.
“People think because Jordan is 6’4” and when you are the lone striker you are marked by two defenders. We work on Jordan making the game as long as possible and get players to run off him and take advantage of the space he creates for others.”
Robertson has made one signing so far in the January window in defender Kevin McHattie and he is eager to add to his squad before the window closes on January 31.
The Inverness manager, whose side face East Kilbride in the fourth round of the Scottish Cup on Saturday, believes he needs reinforcements to help ease the burden on his first-team squad.
He said: “We are short on numbers and we are desperately trying to get players in but it is not easy especially in January. Good players have to be better than those who performed and they are thin on the ground.
“If we can get another two or three boys in to help them it will allow some boys to get a rest.”
Looking ahead to Saturday’s cup-tie at Caledonian Stadium the Inverness boss added: “We hope to have four players back. Brad McKay and Shaun Rooney will be back from suspension while George Oakley and Nathan Austin should be back too.”