It was perhaps a good thing that the Caley Thistle players had an opportunity to get Saturday’s disappointment at Alloa out of their systems so quickly.
The games continue to come thick and fast for Inverness and they needed to get back to winning ways against a Queen of the South side desperate for points to move away from the bottom of the table.
I went to the Caledonian Stadium reasonably optimistic that that the home team would win but never thought it would be straightforward – it rarely is.
However, my hunches are not always right.
ICT were hampered by the news that Lewis Toshney will be out for a month.
Having lost Jamie McCart and Col Donaldson in the January windows it makes selecting his back four very simple for John Robertson as he has so few options.
With Brad McKay also not available, it meant a run out for young Cameron Harper which was good to see.
However, it was the unlikely pairing of Todorov and McHattie who lined up in central defence against a Queens side who were a real disappointment.
They looked like real relegation candidates to me.
Nowhere near enough fight for a team in their situation.
There were some good goals from Inverness with James Keatings’ free kick the pick of the bunch.
It was a really nasty one from a long way out.
Caley Thistle can be pleased with the way they played on a night where high winds and driving sleet was a regular feature.
So three really good points for Inverness that keeps them in second spot.
We need a bit of consistency now to keep them there.