Highland head coach Dave Carson feels his side are still firmly on course for promotion despite slipping to third place in National 2 last weekend.
The Inverness outfit fell to a 12-10 loss against leaders Biggar at Canal Park last weekend, in their first home defeat since October 2017.
Although Highland are a point behind second placed Stewart’s Melville, Carson’s men have two games in hand and he is hopeful of getting back on track in tomorrow’s trip to Dumfries Saints.
Carson said: “We had a really hard game against Biggar but we have another one that’s just as tough down at Dumfries.
“We said to the boys after last week we are still in such a good position if we can take care of our games in hand, which I think we will. Let’s not throw away the good work we have done before.
“The two best sides in the league played each other in a fantastic game of rugby last weekend, and if we can bring our game back to that level we will win on Saturday.”
Highland will be forced to make changes for the trip to Dumfries, with Rupeni Rokoduguni in Kenya for the next six weeks, while Rob Eatough is sidelined through family commitments.
Kevin Brown will also miss out with a rib injury, with his place on the front row to be taken by Stuart Watson, while Craig Findlater is also back in the squad.
Carson added: “Dumfries are a very big, physical side. They are a good side sitting fourth and it will be a Battle Royale down there.
“The pitch condition will have a big bearing on the game, the forecast looks quite wet and it is a notoriously quite a long grass field down there.
“We need to adapt to these though, as there will be a few of them we need to play on in the coming weeks.
“There are a lot of sore bodies after the weekend – the guys were really battered and bruised.
“We just need to roll our sleeves up for one more week then we will have a fortnight’s break to get the guys fit again.”