Caley Thistle goalkeeper Owain Fon Williams is seeking an instant reaction to his side’s Premiership opening-day defeat against Motherwell.
Inverness lost 1-0 in their first league game of the season, with a goal from Well debutant Wes Fletcher after just four minutes decisive.
Fon Williams is one of five new arrivals at Caledonian Stadium, with manager John Hughes having to draft in replacements after the loss of several key players, including captain Graeme Shinnie and midfielder Marley Watkins.
The Welsh goalkeeper hopes Inverness can put their opening day disappointment behind them when they take on St Johnstone, who lost 4-3 to Hearts at Tynecastle in their first game, at McDiarmid Park on Saturday.
Former Tranmere Rovers goalkeeper Fon Williams said: “The first game of the season is never easy. We don’t really know where we are. Teams are still finding their feet a little bit and maybe that was the case for us on Saturday.
“I’ve never experienced an easy first game of the season in all my years in the game.
“It was definitely a disappointing way to start the season though, after we went down a goal fairly early and could not get back into the game.”
Saturday’s result could have been worse for Inverness, had Fon Williams not saved a first-half penalty from Motherwell forward Scott McDonald.
The 28-year-old, who has previously been called up to the Wales international squad but has yet to be capped, said his penalty save had no significance given the result.
Fon Williams added: “That’s what I’m here to do when called on. I save some, I miss some. I’m not going to get carried away.
“I read where the penalty was going and went the right way, luckily keeping hold of it.
“I’m happy with the way things went for me, but it doesn’t mean anything because I’m saddened by the defeat.
“It’s a team game and we were there to get three points. The crowd was fantastic and we want to win matches to build on what the club achieved last season.
“Unfortunately, it wasn’t enough to get the points on Saturday.”