Caley Thistle midfielder Joe Chalmers hopes to make the final Highland derby of the Championship season a memorable one.
Inverness welcome Ross County to Caledonian Stadium tomorrow with both clubs chasing promotion.
The Staggies are competing for the automatic route they can claim by winning the title but Caley Thistle are one point behind fourth-placed Dunfermline in the race for a play-off berth.
Inverness beat County on penalties in their Scottish Cup fifth round replay and Chalmers hopes his side can enjoy that winning feeling once more in front of their home support tomorrow.
He said: “It’s come back around so quickly.
“The Scottish Cup only feels like last week, but every game against them this season has been exciting.
“There have been goals, chances, red cards, they’ve been exciting games to play in as a player. Hopefully we can get the upper hand in this one.
“I think we’ve shown this season that we’re more than capable of holding our own against Ross County.
“When it comes to the league games, with the results they’ve had the upper hand. Our performances have been good, but it’s a tough game, they’ve got a lot of good players.
“I think it will be close again, but of course we believe we can beat anybody.”
While Ross County have won their last six league matches to open up an 11-point lead at the top of the division Caley Thistle are in good form themselves and welcome Stuart Kettlewell and Steven Ferguson’s side to Caledonian Stadium having lost just three of their last 12 matches in all competition.
Caley Jags boss John Robertson watched his side beat Queen of the South 2-0 on Saturday to keep hot on the heels of a Dunfermline side which has also hit a rich vein of form and the Inverness boss believes the next five league games his side play before facing Hearts in the Scottish Cup semi-final will go a long way to shaping the club’s play-off hopes.
He said: “We’re in a good position at the moment and we feel we are hitting form at the right time. We have to keep it going as Dunfermline are keeping their march towards the play-offs going with five straight wins and five clean sheets.
“We’ve got five massive matches before the semi-final and we want to be in a good position after the semi-final to ensure we can fight for one of the play-off spots.”