Caley Thistle midfielder Danny Williams says hopes of securing European football in the Highlands next season must be taken seriously.
Inverness sit third in the Premiership, and maintained their 100% start to 2015 with a 2-0 win against St Johnstone on Tuesday night.
Williams believes the top three finish required for Europa League qualification should be considered a realistic aim given the confidence in manager John Hughes’ squad.
Williams said: “Europe is a legitimate target. It has to be one game at a time but it’s nice to look at the league table and see where we are. The win on Tuesday night gave us a big gap on St Johnstone so it was an important win.
“We’ve shown a bit of character coming back from the straight defeats with four wins.
“I’m enjoying my football. We kept the ball pretty well against St Johnstone and it’s always enjoyable when we have most of the possession.
“When we’re winning and everyone is playing well our confidence grows.
“When we keep possession the goals will come. I enjoy passing the ball. That’s what we do in training, two-touch football, passing and keeping moving. That’s what we try to do in the games as well, not dwell on the ball but pass it quickly and it worked for us.”
Williams was back in the side in place of the suspended Greg Tansey, and the 26-year-old was pleased to get the nod.
However the Englishman is taking nothing for granted, insisting competition is strong, and added: “We were without David Raven and Greg Tansey on Tuesday night and any of the other players could have come in and done just as good a job.
“I’ve managed to get a few games this year and it’s always good to be in the starting line-up.”
Inverness became the first top-flight Scottish club to run a pay what you can scheme for supporters, and were rewarded with a 3,161 crowd against Saints and Williams added: “It was a good crowd and pay what you can seemed to work. It was a good incentive. They turned out on a freezing cold night.”