Inverness defender Josh Meekings is determined to overcome Aberdeen to continue their Premiership revival.
The Highlanders, who visit Pittodrie on Saturday, are rock bottom of the league table.
Having lost the opening three league games under new boss Richie Foran, Inverness finally gained their first points with a 2-1 win over St Johnstone before the international break.
With their lowly league position, Meekings, 24, expects Inverness to be written off. But he is used to that and aims to silence the critics yet again with a strong campaign.
He said: “For many years, since I’ve been here, there have been people on the outside talking about us being in a relegation battle from the beginning of the season.
“We have overachieved, people could say. We’ve done very well.
“That’s not where we want it to end though, we want to carry it on.
“It doesn’t stop there, we want to keep going and make sure we can do one better every season.
“Unfortunately, we didn’t make the top six last year, but as a group we’ll look into that. First and foremost we just need to get back into a good position and crack on with the league.”
The defender insists talks over his future will not distract him for the Dons game.
Inverness boss Foran this week revealed Meekings, who is out of contract at the end of the season, has been offered a new two-year deal.
Further talks are planned this week.
Meekings said: “I want to get as many games under my belt as I can. I need to be playing to do that.
“I want to try to stay injury-free and if I can do that we’ll see where it goes.”