Tom Walsh is confident Caley Thistle can cope with losing their two first choice centre-halves in January.
Inverness are striving to cement second place in the Championship behind runaway leaders Dundee United.
But the loss of Coll Donaldson to Ross County and Jamie McCart to St Johnstone comes at an inopportune time, with the pair having helped build the best clean sheet record in the division.
Donaldson and McCart were both allowed to leave for undisclosed cash fees having indicated they would join those top-flight clubs in the summer.
Walsh, who himself has been rumoured to be on the radar of bigger clubs, is just pleased to be back in contention for a start, after recovering from his second troublesome hamstring injury of the season.
The former Rangers, Limerick and Dumbarton winger believes the likes of Brad Mckay and Kevin McHattie are more than capable of stepping up to fill the breach after the double departure.
He said: “Jamie and Coll both did brilliantly for us, last season and this season as well. When you take your two centre-halves out of the team, it might take a wee bit of time to adapt, but the boys coming in are good players so there is no issue there.
“In terms of the boys themselves getting moves to the Premiership, we’re absolutely delighted for them. You’re always pleased for a team-mate moving to a higher level.
“But we’ve got good players coming so I’m confident we can just go as normal on Saturday. The boys are just focused completely on Saturday.”
Walsh, who missed a month of the season after scoring in a home victory over Queen of the South in September, succumbed again to a hamstring injury in November.
But after returning in a substitute appearance in the 3-2 Scottish Cup win away to Alloa a fortnight ago, he also sprang from the bench in last weekend’s defeat at Ayr.
Caley Thistle have beaten Alloa three times this season in league and cup action, but were held to a 2-2 draw in Inverness in October.
Walsh said: “It will be no easy game but it is important we get back to winning ways.”
Meanwhile, Caley Thistle have announced that the club will introduce Gaelic translations for the club’s Tannoy announcements.
Scot Gardiner, the Caley Thistle chief executive, said: “The fact that three or four of our younger players speak Gaelic, we started to have a natural discussion on how we could and should be looking at a greater Gaelic presence at the club. We were becoming ever more aware of the resurgence of the language in the area and therefore it was only right that we look at it seriously.”