Richie Foran wants more direct football from Inverness
Inverness manager Richie Foran admits it might take more time for his players to adapt to his tactical transformation.
Caley Thistle suffered a 2-0 defeat against Partick in Foran's first Ladbrokes Premiership game in charge.
The Irishman felt striker Scott Boden was isolated at Firhill and wants his players to get the ball forward more quickly, in contrast to predecessor John Hughes' more patient, possession-based game.
"I thought we dropped too deep to pick up the ball and maybe some old habits as well," said Foran, whose team travel to Alloa in the Betfred Cup on Tuesday night.
"We have changed the style a lot so it's probably going to take us four or five games to get that change completely.
"It's been hard, the lads have been playing a certain way for a couple of years and they still revert back to that every now and again.
"But we need to get that out of our system. I'm looking for more forward passes, more forward play, more crosses into the box, and that's what we didn't have on Saturday. But it's coming."
Alloa are looking for a second Highland scalp after victory over Ross County in the group stages saw the holders knocked out.
"They've had a great group stage," Foran said. "They conceded less goals than us, finished top of their group, and had a great win on Saturday as well, scoring four goals against Peterhead. But I believe in my players."
Jim Goodwin is available for Alloa after he missed the win over Peterhead due to a ban.
Boss Jack Ross said: "This will be a very difficult game against a full-time side, but I could not have asked any more from the players ahead of it.
"We put in a huge effort to win the four games in our Betfred Cup group and then won well against a Peterhead side that will be close to the top of the table at the end of the season.
"We are the underdogs but we are in form."