Caley Thistle manager John Hughes believes he has found the new Billy Mckay in the form of Miles Storey.
The on-loan Swindon Town forward scored his third goal in four games on Saturday when he netted the opener in the Highlanders’ 2-1 win against Aberdeen at Caledonian Stadium.
Hughes is delighted to see Storey settle in quickly in Scottish football and believes the player can go on to make a similar impact to that of former Caley Jags forward Mckay, who is currently on loan to Dundee United from Wigan Athletic.
Hughes said: “We’ve found another Billy Mckay in Miles. He wants to score goals and is a good footballer.
“The supporters can see how good a player he is. He is sharp, he’s quick and he’s shown he has a real eye for goal already.”
Following a sluggish start to the season the Scottish Cup holders are moving up the Scottish Premiership after clicking into gear in September.
Hughes is delighted with his players’ response to a crippling injury list at the club and believes his players are hitting form at just the right time as they turn their attention to Saturday’s Highland derby against Ross County.
The Caley Thistle manager said: “The first half was the best we’ve played this season and we were different class in getting two goals. Aberdeen threw the kitchen sink at us in the second half but our attitude and desire was excellent.
“We’re unbeaten in five now and has set us up for what will be a great derby match.
“We’ve found ourselves up against it due to players leaving and then the horrendous injury list we’ve had to contend with, so to rally like we have speaks volumes about the lads here.
“My players are giving me everything they’ve got and it has to be like that. We’ve had more than our share of injuries and it’s unrelenting in this league but hopefully our problems are starting to clear up now.
“Andrea Mbuyi-Mutombo will benefit from having a full week of training under his belt this week and we expect him to be in the squad for the County game.”