Caley Thistle midfielder James Vincent is eager to use his recovery from a long injury spell as inspiration for his team-mates.
Vincent suffered a succession of injuries since joining from Kidderminster Harriers in 2013 – the most serious a fractured knee suffered shortly after his arrival in the Highlands that kept him out for more than four months.
Inverness have a lengthy injury list, with midfielders Aaron Doran and Richie Foran, defender Ross Draper and goalkeeper Dean Brill out of action.
Vincent is now enjoying a sustained run in the side and hopes his example can offer hope to those on the treatment table.
Ahead of today’s Premiership trip to Motherwell, Vincent said: “It’s been frustrating. I started really well in my first season but got probably the worst injury I’ve had so far in my career when I fractured my knee.
“The knee needed time to heal, so it took time to get back from that and as I came back I picked up a lot of little niggles. A lot of the players had said that was to be expected when I’d been out a long time. The body takes time to adjust.
“It was hard to get back to good form and I had a few niggles last season. But I feel whenever I get a run of games is when people see the best of me. I come into my own and I get my confidence and sharpness back.
“A lot of the guys are strong enough and have been there and done that. I’ve talked to Aaron and his knee injury is the worst he has had in his career. I can only give my little bit of knowledge as his injury is worse than mine, but it’s something he’s dealt with very well.
“All the injured players are doing fantastic. They keep up a good morale around the place. We try to get everyone involved regardless of whether they’re injured or not.”
Inverness have gone four matches without a victory, with Vincent determined to end that run in Lanarkshire this afternoon.
He added: “A good result would put us in a nice position. The league is very tight.
“A couple of wins and we could be in and around fourth or fifth spot.”