John Robertson praised Caley Thistle for “dealing with” horrendous conditions as they beat Queen of the South 3-1 to strengthen their grip on second place in the Championship.
Inverness looked to be cruising to victory thanks to goals from James Vincent and James Keatings, however, Callum Semple had threatened to make it a nervy finish when he pulled one back on 72 minutes.
Miles Storey’s late strike made sure of the points and Dundee’s victory over Ayr United ensured the Highlanders regain a four-point lead in second place.
Afterwards, Robertson – who made five changes after Saturday’s poor 2-0 loss at Alloa – said: “We were expecting a wee bit of rain but not as much as that.
“It was a typical match in Inverness, with rain, sleet and snow – after a bit of sunshine in the afternoon.
“It was difficult for both teams, but I thought it was a decent game again. Queen of the South are a very tidy side who knock the ball about well, they have a great front two.
“I thought we dealt with it. We had to change it up because we lost both Lewis Toshney and Brad Mckay on Saturday.
“The back three worked relatively well in the first half, but once they changed to a 4-3-3 it negated the three at the back a wee bit. We had earmarked for Jordan White and Carl Tremarco to be rested, but with the injuries Carl had to play. It was good to get Cameron Harper some game time.
“I thought Nikolay Todorov and Kevin McHattie were outstanding at the back, the two of them worked really hard. It just shows how versatile big Nikolay (usually a striker) is while Kevin was very assured.
“The front two were a handful. We thought we would try something different as Jordan had started the last 10 matches.
“We looked to try a bit more pace to get at them, and it worked for us with both strikers scoring.
“We will keep changing it up and keeping it fresh, as we still have another game on Saturday and again next Tuesday.”