Caley Thistle manager John Robertson hopes his side can start their hectic March as they mean to continue in tonight’s Championship visit of Morton.
Inverness’ game against Ton kick starts of a run of six league matches, before the Highlanders end the month with their Tunnock’s Caramel Wafer Challenge Cup final against Raith Rovers at McDiarmid Park.
With Caley Jags looking to consolidate the runners-up spot behind champions elect Dundee United, Robertson hopes his side can use the busy schedule to their advantage in the weeks to come.
Robertson said: “The motivation is there – we are trying to win promotion.
“If you’re playing well and the games come thick and fast, sometimes your job doesn’t become too hard because you are playing and then resting.
“That’s what we’ve got. We could look at it and say it’s not the ideal scenario, but having six games in three weeks allows us the chance to really pick up momentum.
“It can work both ways. If you get into a good run of winning games it can really set you up.
“If we can hit a good vein of form now, this could be a crucial month for us – and we want to go into the cup final in a month’s time with a good run of form behind us so we can go and enjoy the day.”
Ton remain unbeaten in their seven league matches in 2020, in a run which has catapulted David Hopkin’s men to within a point of the promotion play-offs.
Robertson insists the Cappielow outfit have shown it is not too late for any team to turn around their campaign, adding: “Every team has had a good run of form at some stage. That’s the nature of the league.
“If you look at the stats in the league, as we have said before, there is 13 points between second place and second bottom.
“It’s incredibly tight. A few weeks ago Morton fans may have been concerned, but they are now looking at a play-off spot. Dunfermline fans may be the same, while Arbroath could have gone second a couple of weeks ago.
“That just shows from second position right down to probably eighth, you could easily end up in a promotion play-off if you put a run of wins together.
“Morton have got that wee surge, they are playing with confidence. That’s what happens when you’re scoring goals, you get that little boost that you need.
“In an incredibly tight and competitive league, just turning these games from draws into wins has seen them surge up the table.”
Inverness will be without the suspended Brad Mckay following his dismissal in Friday’s 5-2 Scottish Cup quarter-final loss to Hibernian, while Robertson also has doubts over James Vincent and James Keatings.