Caley Thistle’s six-match unbeaten run was ended last weekend but manager John Robertson is confident his side will be in no mood to dwell when they face Ayr United today.
Inverness were defeated 3-1 by Partick Thistle at Caledonian Stadium last Saturday to end their fine run, with the loss leaving them five points adrift of today’s opponents in the Championship.
Robertson believes his side will be determined to put the defeat behind them at Somerset Park today, and he said: “It was a bad result for us, disappointing, but we know we can put it right at Somerset Park.
“We’ve not gone overboard. We analysed it on Monday and looked at little incidents, the goals we lost, where we could have been and how we could have tracked runners.
“There were mistakes and the we understand that, it happens. It is how you react and bounce back from it.
“We’ve looked at Ayr and their shape and how we can combat their strengths and try to get at their weaknesses.
“They looked very sharp this week and I’m sure they’ll be nice and sharp for the game.”
Sandy Stewart is in interim charge of the Honest Men following the departure of Ian McCall to Partick, however last weekend’s 3-0 victory over Arbroath showed little evidence of disruption.
Although Ayr did not get the better of Inverness in six meetings last term Robertson has been impressed, adding: “With Ian McCall initially, they’ve done well. He had to build a new team and replace players with younger lads.
“They have a good front three led by Michael Moffat. Young Stephen Kelly has come in from Rangers and he’s brought in a couple of good defenders as well, Sam Roscoe from Aberdeen and Aaron Muirhead.
“They’re a good side playing with confidence and always seem to start the season really well.
“They’ll fancy their chances. They’re scoring goals and keeping clean sheets, similar to what we were doing before the Partick game.”