Tom Walsh reckons Caley Thistle have developed a ruthless streak that could take them all the way in the Championship this season.
Inverness have scored eight goals in back-to-back wins over Morton in the league and Challenge Cup – and it was the league victory in particular that really laid down a marker.
John Robertson’s side clicked perfectly and Walsh believes they have the firepower and manpower to really challenge for the title.
The winger said: “We’re more ruthless this season and more mature in terms of seeing out games.
“We’re managing games better – knowing when to protect a lead or go for it.
“It’s been a good couple of weeks for us. The 5-0 league win over Morton was brilliant.
“It’s so good when you win like that on a Friday night because you can sit back and relax over the weekend and watch the other results come in.
“It was a great win for us and I think it was a statement.
“I think it showed what we’re all about as a squad and that we can score goals.
“We’ve got a stronger squad this season because there are guys who are coming on in games and really making an impact.
“Hopefully this will help us over the season and I think it will.
“As I say, when other teams are tiring, we can bring on players that can hurt them.
“We’ve got a real goal threat with James Keatings and Jordan White and myself and Aaron Doran will chip in.
“And then we’ve got the pace of Miles Storey and Nikolay Todorov who can affect games.
“We came third last season and that meant more games in the play-offs so we’ll want to do better than that.
“Every team sets out to win the league. We know that will be difficult but we’ll be doing all we can.”
Tomorrow Caley Jags take on a Dunfermline side who have yet to win a game this season.
But Walsh knows Stevie Crawford’s side can pose a threat and says it’s crucial they build on what they have achieved in the last couple of weeks.
He said: “There is no point in getting a result like we did against Morton and then not backing it up on Saturday.
“We need to do the same things when we go to Dunfermline, get a positive result and keep that consistency.
“That was our problem last season. We had too many draws, especially at home.
“We weren’t ruthless enough but we are now.
“I watched Dunfermline against Dundee and they looked brilliant and Kevin Nisbet is flying.
“I know him from my Dumbarton days so we will have to be wary of him.”
Tom Walsh was speaking at the launch of the SPFL Match Attax 2019-20 trading card game.