Caley Thistle defender Brad Mckay says his own future is on the backburner as he focuses on sustaining a place in John Robertson’s backline.
Mckay has partnered Kevin McHattie in central defence for Inverness’ last three matches, following the departures of Coll Donaldson and Jamie McCart during the January transfer window.
It has been a welcome run in the side for Mckay, who was sidelined for three months earlier in the campaign with a fractured vertebrae.
Although he is coming to the end of his contract, Mckay says talks are on hold as he aims to add to his 11 appearances from a frustrating campaign so far.
Mckay said: “My contract is up at the end of the season. I know the manager is going to be extremely busy, with teams able to speak to players running out of contract.
“People will be looking to move on and people will be looking to stay. I’ll just be patient and have that conversation with him when he decides to do it.
“I’m not looking to go anywhere at the minute. I’m just looking to get my head down and play as many games as possible.
“It has been a bit of write-off for me, up to this point. I’ve not played much of a part. For me, it is not a case of moving on or looking anywhere else at the minute. It is about games and fitness.
“I’ll see where that takes me come the summer.”
Mckay has watched several players come and go since joining Inverness from St Johnstone in 2016, however he is confident Robertson can find replacements for Donaldson and McCart.
He added: “The manager has done great bringing players in. He jokes about it and says he’s brought a few boys off the soccer scrapheap.
“In fairness to him, he does bring in boys who are floating between clubs and looking for a place to settle and get a game.
“I came here under Richie Foran, so it was a bit different for me, but I was in the same kind of category as guys like Jamie McCart, Coll Donaldson and Tom Walsh.
“We’re all guys who were itching to get some game-time and play somewhere, then kick on. The manager has done well.”
Mckay feels Donaldson, who he partnered for much of the former Dundee United defender’s Caley Jags tenure, has earned another crack at Scotland’s top-flight with Ross County.
Mckay added: “He was on the soccer scrapheap as such and has come in and done great for us, with 100 games under his belt.
“That’s exactly what he needed, like it was for myself coming here – plenty games, plenty experience.
“Everyone’s goal is to go back to the top level in Scotland and if that was at Ross County, it was up the road for him.”