By Steph Brawn

Super-sub Christian Nade insisted Inverness Caledonian Thistle will find Dumbarton a tough place to come after they clinched their first win of the season against fellow part-timers Brechin City.

Nade came off the bench to set up both goals on Saturday which saw the Sons launch an excellent comeback to secure their first home league win since April.

And the Frenchman said his side now have the ingredients to make life difficult for their Highland opponents this week.

He said: “I think it is going to be difficult for them to beat us here because we know the pitch well and we’ve got the crowd behind us.

“We know we have a chance on the back of the performance against Dundee United and then getting our first win.

“We’ve got that in the bag now and we’ve got nothing to lose.”

One could hear the sighs of relief around The Rock on Saturday after Dumbarton had only managed to score twice in their first five league games.

A heavy defeat against Dunfermline Athletic earlier this month was followed up by a cruel draw at Tannadice after Dundee United scored an 85th minute equaliser to deny the Sons.

Caley Thistle have struggled with their start to life in the Championship, having won only one of their first six games after being relegated.

But Nade is taking nothing away from Inverness and admitted they will be challenging opposition, especially if Sons start as they did against Brechin.

He said: “The first half was difficult against Brechin. They were strong and we couldn’t find any space to play but in the second half we put pressure on them and managed to create space.

“I knew we would win. We just needed to be patient. It was one of those games where you knew once you scored another goal would come.

“We had an accident against Dunfermline and we need to make sure nothing like that happens again.”