With Mark Ridgers sidelined by means of sickness, Mackay got here into the workforce amid a torrid time in mid-February.
The facet had not gained since thumping Morton 6-1 a fortnight earlier than Christmas and wanted a elevate to stay inside the prime 4.
Goalkeeper Cammy Mackay reckons he confirmed followers what he’s able to when he impressed in excessive strain video games for Caley Thistle final season.
After slim defeats by Ayr United and Partick Thistle both facet of a draw at Hamilton, ICT lastly gained, beating title-chasing, and eventual runners-up, Arbroath 3-0.
The Inverness goalkeeper helped the workforce go on a strong run between then and the latter levels of the season.
His efficiency in a 2-0 win towards Dunfermline Athletic was as important because the targets scored by Reece McAlear and Austin Samuels.
Mackay, a Scottish Cup medal-winner in 2015, felt he carried out effectively earlier than Ridgers returned within the closing weeks of the promotion run-in, which resulted in play-off remaining defeat at St Johnstone final month.
The 25-year-old mentioned: “I used to be advised on the finish of final season my fundamental job was to push Mark as onerous as I may and, if the chance got here alongside, I needed to take it.
“I loved the video games I performed in. We loved some good outcomes, a few of which helped to vary the season once we have been on a foul run of kind. It was good to be part of that.
“It’s a case of now getting a very good pre-season underneath my belt and pushing Mark as a lot as I can and see what occurs.”
After a Premier Sports activities Cup spherical of video games towards Kelty Hearts, Livingston, Albion Rovers and Cove Rangers subsequent month, the Caley Jags’ focus turns to the beginning of the Championship video games.
They kick off on July 30 at dwelling to newly-promoted Queen’s Park earlier than dealing with Arbroath away and Cove on the Caledonian Stadium within the opening weeks.
Mackay desires the workforce to set down an early marker like in 2021 after they rattled off six straight wins to get them off and operating in sensational fashion.