Caley Thistle forward James Keatings is confident his side is on track to meet its target of promotion to the Premiership.
Keatings, pictured, and Aaron Doran were on target to help Inverness claim a 2-0 victory over fellow promotion hopefuls Dundee at Dens Park on Saturday.
While catching runaway leaders Dundee United, who are 14 points clear at the top, is a tall order, Keatings feels the Highlanders can give themselves the chance to reduce the gap by strengthening their grip on second place.
He said: “We have to think positive and think we’ve got a good enough squad to go up.
“Our aim is promotion – either way. We want to finish as high as we can, get as many points on the table.
“We are second and want to stay there, or even try and close the gap. We just focus on ourselves every single week. Anything can happen in this league, we have seen it many times when people have a strong lead and lose a lot of points. Each team can pull a win out of nowhere.
“It’s a hard league to get out of, and I’m sure it will still go the full way.”
Second placed Caley Jags’ win moved them six points clear of Dundee, with a four-point gap above nearest challengers Ayr United.
Despite the Dark Blues’ home support being critical of their side’s showing, former Hearts, Hibs and Hamilton forward Keatings feels the credit must go to his side.
The 27-year-old added: “I think it was down to our performance. We pressed them, we shut them down in areas and when we had the ball in the first half we played good football to get through them.
“It was our performance that made it look a bit easier. You could hear the boos half-time. We said when we got into the changing room that we had them on their backs.
“We wanted to try to do what we did in the first half. It was obviously a bit of a change, we sat in a wee bit and soaked it up.
“We were disciplined, I didn’t feel in the game we were going to concede. We saw it out well.”
The victory over Dundee marked an ideal response to the previous weekend’s lacklustre 1-0 home to Arbroath, with Keatings adding: “Last week was disappointing – it was probably our poorest performance of the season.
“We knew this was a massive game but we came and showed our character by doing that and getting the win.”