Nonetheless, he reckons the Inverness membership are nonetheless coming into the 2022/23 marketing campaign in higher form than 12 months in the past.
Talking forward of Tuesday’s Premier Sports activities Cup tie at Premiership hosts Livingston, Wilson defined three defenders are out for the journey to his former facet.
First-team coach Barry Wilson admits Caley Thistle have been unfortunate with a triple-defensive blow at the beginning of the aggressive season.
Danny Devine and Wallace Duffy have been carrying knocks, and Max Ram, on his ICT debut on Saturday, lasted simply quarter-hour of the 1-0 opening Premier Sports activities Cup tie win at Kelty Hearts earlier than being pressured off with a thigh harm.
Wilson reckons there’s depth within the pool, however senses a case of déjà vu in terms of accidents hitting sure areas of the crew on the identical time.
He mentioned: “I’d say we’re trying stronger than final season. Now we have extra choices.
“We had been fairly sturdy within the defensive division, however then on Saturday we misplaced Max Ram.
“Danny Devine has been out and Wallace Duffy is out, so we have now three centre halves out. Which means we’re restricted as to what we will do on Tuesday evening relating to the again 4.
“Final 12 months, we weren’t too dangerous for accidents, however it was typically the identical place.
“We had (midfielders) Scott Allardice and Roddy MacGregor out from Christmas to close the top of the season.
“That coincided with our dangerous run. We requested plenty of Sean Welsh and Reece McAlear final 12 months, and as a rule they delivered.
“However we couldn’t freshen issues up such as you would wish to.
“It’s clearly the identical proper now with three centre halves out. You’d choose to be getting everyone on top of things, however the squad is trying good, balanced, with loads of younger recent legs about us.”
Zak Delaney, who was one other summer time signing, changed Ram on the weekend and was praised by head coach Billy Dodds afterwards for enjoying with composure.
He linked up nicely with Robbie Deas, with Cammy Harper on the left and David Carson on the appropriate.