Ross County midfielder Martin Woods is intent on securing seventh place in the Premiership but is frustrated the Staggies are not competing for a higher finish.
County have given themselves breathing space in their efforts to avoid the relegation play-off spot and are now four points ahead of second-bottom Motherwell following their 4-0 Highland derby triumph against Caley Thistle on Friday.
Having missed out on a top-half finish, Jim McIntyre’s men are hoping to finish best of the rest, although they are two points behind Kilmarnock with four games remaining.
Woods feels the Staggies have underachieved this season but with seventh-place the best his side can hope for, the 31-year-old is determined to end the campaign on a high note.
He said: “I feel as if we’ve got to go and cement this seventh place which is not good enough for us if we’re being honest, but we’ve got to go and do it now.
“That was a good start against Caley Thistle, so we’ve got to carry that forward and grasp that seventh place and finish the season really well.
“We need to carry the momentum going forward. We’ll openly admit that as a team we’ve let everyone down this season. We should be pushing for fourth with the players we’ve got.”
County were thoroughly convincing in their victory against Inverness on Friday, which was the Dingwall side’s third derby win of the campaign.
It was only the Staggies’ eighth league victory of the season, however, and Woods is frustrated County have not shown its capabilities more often this term.
He added: “We’ve had some good derby performances in the last couple of years since I’ve been here but I think that’s the most comfortable we’ve been.
“There are boys who were not even involved such as Andrew Davies, Paul Quinn, Jay McEveley, Ian McShane, all of which are really good players.
“Looking at that performance, when we play the right way we feel as if we should be pushing a lot higher up the table. We need to finish as best as we can and kind of put it right. We’ve let a lot of people down.”