Caley Thistle coach Barry Wilson says the Highlanders will be focused on sharpening up their attacking play ahead of this weekend’s Championship home match with Dundee.
Inverness have not scored in their last three matches, with Caley Jags requiring penalties to defeat Clyde in Saturday’s Tunnock’s Caramel Wafer Challenge Cup quarter final.
Following a run of one league win from their last five league matches, Inverness are aiming to get back on track when they host the Dark Blues, whose recent derby defeat against Dundee United ended a run of three wins from four.
Wilson says strong emphasis will be placed on rediscovering their spark in the final third.
He said: “The next game at home to Dundee is massive. Getting to a semi final gives us something to look forward to now, but we need to put that on the backburner.
“Confidence is very hard, it can take weeks or it can just come in two minutes from a striker doing something unbelievable, then all of a sudden everything starts clicking.
“We will be working on finishing this week, getting into the final third and creating chances.
“I thought we huffed and puffed in the second half against Clyde. When you are lacking in confidence I think you take that extra touch. We got Carl Tremarco and Miles Storey into good positions, but they took that extra touch and the chance was gone.
“Over the piece we maybe just shaded it, I don’t think there was much in it. A draw was probably about right over the 90 minutes, and we were fortunate to go through on penalties.”
Inverness’ squad has been hit by a sickness bug which caused manager John Robertson and assistant Scott Kellacher to miss Saturday’s game, and Wilson says some players are still shaking the illness off.
He added: “There were one or two of them. I thought big Jordan White was excellent, but he was struggling with the cold.
“That’s one of the reasons we took Jordan off, although when we were looking for a goal we needed fresh legs.
“James Keatings wasn’t right, half an hour was a big ask for him. I just thought at the end we needed that wee bit of link between midfield and attack.”
Wilson took charge of the side along with Ryan Esson and academy director Charlie Christie against Bully Wee, with the former Elgin City and Wick Academy manager adding: “It gives you a little taste of it when it is thrust upon you like that.
“I fully expected the manager to be there on Saturday which shows you how ill he was, for him to be missing.
“I just had to do it. I’ve not been well myself but it’s just a cold. Scott Kellacher and the manager have got full blown illnesses.
“When you get into a routine things generally become straightforward. I was just delighted to get a result.”