Caley Thistle boss John Robertson has warned his players not to think their Premiership play-of tie with Ayr United is over.
A 3-1 victory at Somerset Park last night has given Inverness a resounding advantage heading into Saturday’s second leg, but Robertson will not allow his side to rest on their laurels.
Charlie Trafford’s first-half header was added to by Jordan White’s brace, with Michael Rose pulling a goal back for the Honest Men.
The Caley Jags return home to the Caledonian Stadium at the weekend to try finish the job, with Dundee United lying in wait next week for the victor.
Robertson, whose side pipped Ayr to third spot on the final day of the Championship season, was pleased with the performance but knows the job is not finished.
He said: “There is still a lot of hard work to go. We have both got terrific away records though, they do as well. We are wary of that. The lads have to be congratulated on a job well done but it’s only one night.
“We have got to regroup and play exactly the same intensity, quality and passion on Saturday, and be clinical.
“If we do that we’ve got a chance but we will take nothing for granted. The warning is quite simple – just look at what they did to Dundee United. They absolutely demolished them 5-0 and that’s what we are capable of.
“It’s pleasing, but as we have said to the players it’s not done – it’s half time. It’s wonderful to have a two-goal lead but we saw the threat Ayr posed at 2-1. We’ve got to be on our guard. This tie is far from over.”