Caley Thistle captain Gary Warren has warned his team-mates 60 minutes of excellence are not enough.
Following the postponement of Saturday’s fixture against Hearts at Tynecastle, the visit of Kilmarnock will be Inverness’ first game since the 3-1 loss to Celtic at the end of last month.
Caley Jags have struggled to match the heights of last season, when they finished third and won the Scottish Cup, and are eighth in the table, just two points ahead of Motherwell who occupy the relegation
Warren believes his side has shown its potential in flashes but the defender is demanding more consistency.
He said: “If we play like we did for 60 minutes of the Celtic game, we’ll beat anybody in the league.
“We were outstanding for 60 minutes. But it was the other 30 minutes that caused us a bit of trouble.
Sometimes when we lose possession we get counterattacked
and fall out of our shape. A side as good as Celtic is clinical and punishedus.
It’s about trying to turn a 60-minute performance into a 90-minute
“We have big games coming up now. It’s about how we react as we really need to kick on.
“They’re all going to be tough games now. We’re coming up to the Christmas period as well, we’re not far away, but need to be clinical and more ruthless at both ends.
“Against Celtic we were a but unlucky. We had a couple of half-decent
chances and it could have gone either way.”
Warren made his return to the starting line-up in the game against Celtic, having recovered from the leg break suffered during the 1-0 defeat against Motherwell on the opening day of the season.
The Englishman is glad to be back in contention, and said: “It’s good to be back. I’m pleased in terms of my fitness.
“I was just disappointed with the result in my first game back. I wanted to make a difference and try to get three points, or even a point.”