Caley Thistle midfielder Charlie Trafford bemoaned a missed opportunity to extend their lead in second place in the Championship.
Saturday’s 2-0 defeat to Alloa Athletic saw the Inverness side’s margin above third-placed Ayr United reduced to two points, after the Honest Men shared a 0-0 draw with Dundee.
Ayr face Dundee again at Dens Park tomorrow, with Inverness hosting second-bottom Queen of the South.
Canadian international Trafford is frustrated they are not going into the visit of the Doonhamers with a bigger gap over Ayr.
Trafford said: “I guess we take the other result as a positive, but at the same time we keep shooting ourselves in the foot.
“They keep drawing or losing, and we keep having chances to pull away and really cement second place.
“We should be miles ahead in second so it’s frustrating but we are still there.”
Trafford insists his side got what they deserved against a Wasps side, who netted first-half goals through Lee Connelly and Alan Trouten.
The 27-year-old added: “We have got a few good results against them, but we know they are a good team – they are organised.
“When we go down and play like that we know we are not going to get a result. They passed the ball around us and they bullied us.
“I don’t have much to say about it – it’s not good enough from us, not acceptable.
“We have a lot of games but it’s not an excuse. We we always seem to bounce back so that’s what we need to do.
“That’s all we can do, and that’s what we have always done.
“We will turn around and regroup. It’s a long bus drive home when we lose like that.”
Trafford insists the busy schedule offers the Highlanders a quick chance to redeem themselves, adding: “The rest of the games come quick, and we have a cup final near the end of the month to look forward to.
“We will just look to pick up as many points as we can until then.
“We have a fairly small squad so there is not a lot of rotation available. We will then maybe have a day to build back up, but then the next day is a game.
“We don’t have the chance to train.
“If you are not in the squad or not playing every week it’s tough because you feel like you are losing your fitness, you are not getting to train sharp.
“But with a small squad, everyone is getting games.
“We won’t complain, we will keep our heads down and keep fighting.”