Caley Thistle manager John Hughes reckons he has been dealt a selection headache by his high-flying Inverness squad.
Hughes, pictured below, picked the same side for the opening two matches of the season and was rewarded with four points from games against the newly-promoted teams Hamilton Accies and Dundee.
The manager was forced into change for Saturday’s trip to Motherwell, who finished as runners-up to champions Celtic last season, with Marley Watkins replacing the injured James Vincent and producing a man of the match display in midfield, while Aaron Doran also came off the bench to score in the 2-0 defeat of the Steelmen.
The manager believes his job has got harder, but is delighted to have decisions to make and said: “My biggest disappointment since we have started the season has been picking the team.
“Marley Watkins came in on Saturday, but I really feel for the likes of Aaron Doran, Nick Ross, Liam Polworth and Carl Tremarco who have been on the bench, because they’ve been absolutely outstanding.
“Unfortunately I can only pick 11 players but it’s a great problem for me to have.”
With Inverness top of the Premiership after three games, a point above champions Celtic, Hughes’ side have already caught the eye.
However, the former Hibernian and Falkirk manager has paid no attention to the early league standings.
He added: “I don’t even look at the league. We just have to roll on, analyse the games and look to try to make ourselves better.
“We’re looking for clean sheets and wins, then see where that takes us.
“The players need to make sure that for the next nine months, when they go to beds they are thinking about their football and they do the same when they wake up.
“The players also work me as I need to make sure I’m putting on training sessions which stimulate them, capture their imagination and ask questions of them.
“I’m a great believer that it carries on to the pitch come Saturday, and that’s what we’re really focused on.
“Hopefully we can keep doing that and keep getting positive results.”