Caley Thistle forward Jordan White faces competition to be the Highlanders’ leading scorer but he is pleased his team-mates are easing the pressure on his shoulders.
White’s goal in Tuesday’s 3-2 victory over Alloa Athletic took him to 14 goals for the campaign, in his first season since joining from Barrow last summer.
The 27-year-old is being closely pursued by on-form winger Aaron Doran, who has netted four goals in his last four games to take his tally to 11 for the campaign, while Tom Walsh has also netted 10 strikes this term.
White is happy to share the goalscoring burden with his fellow attacking players, and he said: “Aaron is catching up, so I had to try and pull away from him again.
“He’s on 11 goals and playing on the wing. It’s a good return from him, he’s on really rich form just now.
“Not only that, he’s playing really well and doing a lot for the team.
“I love linking up with him, Liam Polworth, Tom Walsh and Joe Chalmers.
“I think we complement each other well and it’s a good mix.
“A lot of boys are starting to chip in with goals now, which is always better for me as it takes the pressure off.
“At the start of the season, we were probably conceding too much but also not scoring enough as well.
“It was just about getting that right balance, but everybody is chipping in and doing their bit.”
Inverness appeared to be cruising to victory against the Wasps having led 3-0 after 61 minutes, but had to survive a late fightback from Jim Goodwin’s men who netted twice in the last 11 minutes.
White was pleased to keep his side’s momentum going, with the victory moving Caley Jags above Ayr United into third place, and five points clear in the play-off positions.
He added: “It was frustrating, we shouldn’t have been putting ourselves in that position.
“At the end of the day, it’s three points and we’ve got to move on from it now.
“That’s us won four in a row, so we are on a right good run.
“The boys are full of confidence and I think you can see that on the pitch.
“We got a wee bit sloppy at the end, which is going to happen sometimes.
“But we’ve got the win and the three points, and that’s all that matters.”
Inverness are in home action once again when they welcome White’s former club Falkirk to Caledonian Stadium on Saturday, and the striker is wary of a Bairns side in the midst of a relegation dogfight, with just a point separating them from Partick Thistle in the relegation play-off place.
He added: “It’s going to be a tough game. They will be well organised, like they were the last time we played them.
“They are fighting for their lives so it’s not going to be easy at all.
“We’ve got to be confident we can go and turn them over.”