Caley Thistle manager John Robertson has challenged his side to produce a winning run to draw closer to Championship pacesetters Dundee United.
Inverness narrowed the gap to 10 points on United after winning their game in hand over Robbie Neilson’s men with a 1-0 triumph over Dundee.
The result saw Caley Jags leapfrog Dundee into third, although they still trail second placed Ayr United by a solitary point.
With 22 games of the campaign still remaining Robertson knows there is still plenty time for his side to ramp up the pressure on United, but the Caley Jags boss says his side must take matters into their own hands by stringing a longer run of victories together.
He said: “All the games are vitally important. We can’t affect the games we have played, but we can affect the games going forward and that’s what we need to do.
“We need to start winning matches and put a run of four, five or six wins together to shoot us into the areas we want to be.
“That’s what we have probably not done so far this season. If you look at the teams above us, Dundee United have hit five or six wins on the bounce, Ayr have had five wins on the bounce, but I think the most ourselves and Dundee have put together is three.
“To get up to the next level, we need to put that sort of run together.”
Inverness were forced to withdraw defenders Carl Tremarco and Brad Mckay during the latter stages of the victory over the Dark Blues, however Robertson is confident both players will be fit to face Alloa Athletic at Recreation Park on Saturday.
Robertson added: “Carl got a whack and the lads at the back thought he wasn’t able to continue, so we decided to take him off.
“Last year we took a chance a couple of times where we played him for five minutes more, but at that stage of the game we were not going to take the chance.
“We were clinical from the bench. Carl wasn’t happy, he felt that he could have played on, but that was our decision as we could push Kevin McHattie to left back and put James Keatings on. We were waiting to put James on anyway.
“If Carl had carried on and picked up a knock it would have been poor management from us.
“Brad had been out for 10 weeks and he had a shift marking Declan McDaid and Paul McGowan. It looked like cramp and both should be OK.”