Caley Thistle assistant manager Scott Kellacher feels home form holds the key to his side clinching a Championship play-off place.
Inverness are fourth in the table, three points ahead of Queen of the South and today’s opponents Morton, with the Highlanders aiming to keep momentum going following Tuesday’s Scottish Cup victory over rivals Ross County.
With Caley Jags 12 points adrift of league leaders County, John Robertson’s men appear to be out of the title race, however Kellacher insists they must add to their two home league victories if they are to claim a top-four finish.
Kellacher said: “We are coming towards the business end of the season, so there’s always pressure when you need points on the board to get away from the teams below you.
“Morton have hung in there, like Queen of the South, and we have hung in ourselves. There have been games we should have won but not won, and it has been frustrating.
“They are games that, had we won them, we should be up challenging for the title. We need to try and get away from these teams below us so we know we are in that top four and can give ourselves a bit of breathing space. We need to win our home games to do that.”
Inverness are undefeated against today’s opponents, with a 1-1 home draw in October followed by a 2-1 victory at Cappielow in December.
Kellacher, who confirmed midfielder Tom Walsh is likely to miss out through a groin injury which he suffered against County, feels the onus is on the Highlanders to attack Jonatan Johansson’s men.
He added: “In every game this year, we have gone out to win. It’s frustrating when teams come up here and they sit in – and it is hard to break down.
“We have to come up with something as a management staff, and as a team, to try and break that down.
“It’s always easier watching it from the side, but when you are out there it’s very difficult when you’ve got 10 men behind the ball.
“They might get a breakaway and a bit of luck, which has happened a lot in this league. We are focused, we know what we want to do, so hopefully we can get the win we are looking for.”