Caley Thistle defender Carl Tremarco is targeting three wins in his club’s final three games before the split to ensure Inverness make the top six in the Scottish Premiership.
The Highlanders recorded their biggest win of the season on Saturday as they ran out 3-0 winners against Ross County in the Highland derby at Dingwall.
The result leaves Caley Jags four points behind their north rivals, who have played a game more, and Tremarco knows a maximum return in the final three games against Motherwell, Hearts and Dundee United will be enough to take his club into the top half of the table.
He said: “Results didn’t go our way with Motherwell and St Johnstone winning but it is in our hands and if we win our games it will be enough to take us there.
“Saturday was a big win for us but you could argue the international break has come at the wrong time for us.
“We were due some lucky breaks and we got them with Ross County hitting the post at 0-0 but, once we got the first goal, we played well and we deserved to win.”
The race for the top six will become clearer after the next round of games on April 2 as Inverness face Motherwell, while Ross County travel to Dundee but manager John Hughes has told his players to ignore their competition and focus on their results.
He said: “Hopefully, the three points will help take us to where we want to go but we have to keep winning games.
“With experienced players like Josh Meekings and Richie Foran coming back we’ve got players looking over their shoulders again and that’s great as it brings that little bit more out of the squad.
“It’s been a hard six weeks for us and the disappointment of going out of the Scottish Cup was hard to take but we bounced back well to win I hope we can kick on from here.
“It’s all to play for but we can’t control what other teams do. We just have to look at ourselves and try to win our games. It was nice to see us hitting the back of the net again and we are looking up the table now.
“It’s going to be an exciting and tight finish before the split but we’re looking forward to it.”