Caley Thistle manager John Hughes says sorting out Miles Storey’s future is his number one priority.
The on-loan Swindon Town attacker’s loan deal expires next month and Hughes is keen to keep the 21-year-old at the club until the end of the season.
Storey, who has netted seven times this season, impressed in Saturday’s 2-2 draw against Aberdeen on Boxing Day, despite missing two good chances to open the scoring in the first half.
Hughes said the club will do all they can to extend Storey’s stay in the Highlands.
He said: “We are working very hard at it.
“Like most of the players who come to Inverness, they fall in love with the city and the way we go about our business.
“He has been a really top-class addition. That is the first piece of business I want to try to do. We want to get a yes or a no and if it is a no then we will have to move on. Hopefully it will be a yes and he will be with us for the rest of the season.”
Hughes, meanwhile, feels his side can take plenty of confidence from Saturday’s 2-2 draw at Pittodrie.
Aberdeen would have gone top of the Premiership with a victory but Liam Polworth and Greg Tansey gave Inverness a shock two-goal lead before the Dons earned a draw thanks to late strikes from Niall McGinn and Adam Rooney.
But Hughes was pleased with his side’s display ahead of tomorrow’s trip to Hamilton Accies.
He added: “Aberdeen were looking to get back to the top of the league but we went there and spoiled the party.
“Aberdeen have got some really good footballers but I have great belief in my team.
“Every time Aberdeen play against us they know they have been in a game.
“The two teams respect each other and always produce a good game.
“I wouldn’t mind going to Pittodrie every week. I wouldn’t say we were going to win every week but I enjoy the intensity and atmosphere.
“The only disappointment was that we didn’t see it out. We should have kept that clean sheet and held on for the win.
“That has been the story of our season.
“We are now unbeaten in three games and the boys deserve credit for how they played against a resurgent Aberdeen team.”