The Inverness head coach noticed his crew hit the web 10 instances with out reply towards Highland League hosts Clach in a midweek run-out at Grant Road.
Dodds ran the rule over a trialist defender within the second half, whereas two of his summer time signings – winger Nathan Boyd and striker Steven Boyd – scored debut targets.
Billy Dodds desires his Caley Thistle hot-shots to maintain firing in pre-season as the main target will shift swiftly to the Premier Sports activities Cup.
Two totally different line-ups performed a half every and it will likely be the identical once more as they head to Brora Rangers on Saturday earlier than they play St Johnstone in a closed-door recreation at Grant Road, Inverness, on Tuesday.
The highest-flight Perth Saints have been the crew who denied ICT promotion final month within the ultimate of the Premiership play-offs.
They would be the Highlanders’ final opponents earlier than subsequent weekend’s Premier Sports activities Cup opener towards League 2 winners Kelty Hearts.
Inverness didn’t get out of their part final season, with defeats by Cove Rangers and Hearts and a penalty shoot-out loss towards Stirling Albion putting them third in Group A.
The Caley Jags have failed to achieve the knock-out phases of the League Cup since 2016/17, which was the season the competitors modified to its present quick-fire opening spherical of group ties.
Dodds is set to have his third-placed Championship aspect, with additions Boyd, Shaw and Max Ram, able to see off Kelty subsequent weekend forward of ties towards Livingston, Albion Rovers and Cove Rangers.
He mentioned: “I need us to be prepared for the Premier Sports activities Cup. We had a disappointment in it final yr, however we hope to hit the bottom working this season.
“After all, it was good to attain the targets (towards Clach) as a result of it provides to the arrogance of the strikers and forward-thinking gamers, however I simply needed the gamers to maintain working and get their 45 minutes in.
“We transfer on to Brora on Saturday then play St Johnstone at Grant Road in a closed-door recreation on Tuesday. Total, we may have had three fixtures general after which we will likely be prepared for Kelty within the cup.
“I used to be fairly happy as Nathan and Boydy obtained their targets towards Clach.
“The park was in nice situation and it was testomony to the groundsman (Sion Evan). It was a pleasant floor to play on and it was an excellent exercise for us.”
Regardless of exiting within the League Cup in July, ICT received their opening six Championship video games final yr and that was a primary purpose why Dodds has gone for native preparations as soon as extra.