Caley Thistle manager John Hughes has urged his players to ease the scoring burden on Nigerian attacker Edward Ofere.
Ofere has made a strong impression since arriving at Inverness, netting three times in his last three games, a run which included two goals against Premiership leaders Celtic.
However, poor finishing from Ofere’s team-mates came back to haunt Caley Jags in Saturday’s 2-1 defeat against Aberdeen, with midfielders Nick Ross and Marley Watkins missing gilt-edged chances.
Caley Jags are trying to seal third place in their remaining five league matches, which would secure European football for the first time in the club’s 21-year history.
The Highlanders are also favourites to win the Scottish Cup in next month’s final against Championship side Falkirk at Hampden Park.
Although impressed with the impact made by Ofere since arriving from Norweigian side Sogndal in February, manager Hughes says Caley Jags cannot rely solely on the 29-year-old for goals.
Hughes said: “Edward is a handful for defences. He gives us a target up front, that’s for sure. Any time Marley Watkins plays up alongside him he enjoys playing off him.
“He came up with another goal against Aberdeen on Saturday, however, we should have seen the game out on Saturday, or at least taken something from it.
“We need to be better. There’s a little bit of work we still need to do.
“That’s not a criticism – it’s me putting a challenge down.”