Caley Thistle winger Tom Walsh feels the Highlanders’ 4-1 victory over Raith Rovers is the ideal tonic for their slip-up against Peterhead.
Inverness took just a point from their opening match against the Blue Toon at Balmoor, after their 0-0 draw was followed by a penalty shootout loss against the League 1 outfit.
Caley Jags responded
with Saturday’s comfortable triumph over Rovers, which gives John Robertson’s men the opportunity
to leapfrog leaders Dundee into top spot in Group D with a victory over Cove Rangers at Caledonian Stadium tomorrow. Inverness end their section with an all-Championship match against the Dark Blues at Dens Park on Sunday.
Walsh says Saturday’s victory was vital to get his side back on track.
He said: “Tuesday was frustrating. In the first half we had a lot of the ball and never broke them down, although Peterhead probably deserved it.
“Saturday was a big improvement which it needed to be in front of the crowd.
“Last season we had a lot of draws and I think it was maybe the case we would concede after half-time and sat back. It’s just about staying on the front foot and staying positive – and taking our chances when we get them.”
Walsh was an outstanding performer for Caley Jags on Saturday, providing all three second-half assists for Coll Donaldson, Aaron Doran and Nikolay Todorov. Caley Jags had taken the lead early through Jordan White, however Rovers striker Lewis Allan briefly cancelled it out.
Former Rangers player Walsh is determined to keep providing ammunition for Inverness’ front men.
He added: “For me it’s just about assists and goals – that’s what I will be judged on. Three for me is great.”
Walsh hopes to keep building momentum in tomorrow’s match against newly-promoted League 2 outfit Cove.
The 23-year-old said: “Cove have had some good results so it won’t be easy. We will take them just as serious as the other games. It’s our job to get the three points and then look to the decider against Dundee.”