Nick Ross has called on Inverness Caledonian Thistle to seal their place in Europa League before the final game of the season against Ross County.
County closed the gap on Inverness to just two points at the weekend to set up a possible showdown at Dingwall on the last day of the season.
St Johnstone are also in the frame for a Europa League spot by finishing third in the Scottish Premier League, but Inverness are in the driving seat with consecutive home games against Motherwell and Dundee United.
And Ross wants Inverness to win the race for European football by taking maximum points from both games.
The midfielder told the Inverness Courier: "It's not so much avoiding that one (the Highland derby on the final day of the campaign). We just want to get Europe as soon as we can.
"If it comes down to that final game then so be it, but we're looking to get it before then.
"We've got two home games coming up and we're looking to win them both.
"It's two tough teams that we are going to be playing.
"Hopefully, we'll finally break that hoodoo Motherwell have had over us so far this season as this time we know more about them.
"I watched Dundee United playing Ross County and while they did OK, County played them well, so if we can just do the same then we'll be fine."