Caley Thistle manager John Robertson is prepared to wait until the end of the transfer window before deciding on whether to make further additions to his squad.
Robertson has brought in five new signings during the summer, with James Keatings, David Carson, Nikolay Todorov, James Vincent and Mitch Curry drafted in.
Although Shaun Rooney will return from a period of leave following the death of his mother, the right back is currently sidelined with an ankle injury, while midfielder Sean Welsh is also recovering from an achilles problem.
Robertson says he will give both players time to recover before weighing up the possibility of drafting in new arrivals, and he said: “The August 31 deadline is a long way off.
“Shaun Rooney will come back up this week – unfortunately after the death of his mother. Everybody at the club’s heartfelt remorse goes out to him in that respect.
“We will monitor where he is in terms of fitness, and perhaps look at that position, as well as maybe another position as well.
“We always look to strengthen. We tried to get most of our work done early, because we can’t get involved in bidding wars as I have said before.
“We always try and keep something back in case something interesting pops up, and we are doing that at the moment.
“A lot of bigger teams don’t make decisions on players until the last two weeks in August, and there is always something interesting that pops up.
“We are quite comfortable with what we’ve got and where we are as a squad. We will continue to monitor our injured players and see how long they are out for.
“We will then decide if we need replacements or whether we’ve got the personnel here among our younger players to cover that.”
Caley Jags start their Championship campaign away to Dundee United tomorrow, with Robbie Neilson’s side having ended the Highlanders’ promotion hopes in the play-offs at the end of last season.
Robertson hopes his side can continue their steady improvement since he returned for a second spell at Caledonian Stadium in 2017, adding: “We need to try and get off to a good start, but everybody is the same. This conversation will be going on in every dressing room and training ground, wondering if this is our season.
“We all start off on the same points, but every fan is thinking the same – they want it to be successful. For a few clubs it will be, but for the majority of clubs it won’t.
“We’ve got to make sure we set the players the mindset that they make it a successful season.
“We have made steady progress from relegation to fifth, nearly into the play-offs that year, and then third last season.
“Our aim is to improve again. We feel we’ve got a squad in place that is capable of doing that.”