Inverness would be foolish not to try and resign Dundee United striker Billy Mckay, according to Caley’s assistant manager Brian Rice.
The Northern Irish striker is currently on loan at the Tannadice side from Wigan Athletic.
The 27-year-old left Caley Thistle in January, 2015 after four years at the Highland club for the newly-promoted League One side.
After just 10 appearances, Mckay was sent on loan to Tannadice, where he’s netted 12 times in 33 appearances.
The Latics are understood to be keen to offload the 27-year-old and Rice has expressed an interest in re-signing their former talisman.
He said: “We would be stupid not to look at someone of Billy’s pedigree.
“I don’t think he’s had the best of times at Dundee United, through no fault of his own, but he was magnificent for this club and sometimes you find a club fits you.
“As much as we would like Billy back here, I don’t know if Billy would like to come back here.”
Inverness are finishing the season strongly and are sitting in eighth place with three wins out of four, including a 2-0 victory at Tannadice last month.
Rice challenged the players to finish the best of the rest among the clubs in the bottom half of the table and admits that would help with plans for next season.
He said: “There are three or four players at the club right now in the middle of negotiations with the board and I don’t think they are too far away.
“Finishing seventh or eighth will hopefully give us a little bit more in the budget and we can kick on with other plans.
“There are three massive games still to come. The challenge is to finish seventh.”