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Draw disappointment shows Morton ambition

| 22.09.2015

But for an unfortunate late own-goal from Luca Gasporroto on Saturday, Greenock Morton could be sitting joint-third in the Ladbrokes Championship.

The 2-2 draw at Queen of the South did extend Morton’s unbeaten run to five games however in what has been an impressive start to the season.

Only Hibernian have gotten the better of Jim Duffy’s men on their return to life in the second tier.

Despite the disappointment at seeing the three points slip away last weekend, Duffy was happy to take positives from Morton’s performance.

Speaking to the Greenock Telegraph, Duffy said: “To come down here and be, not bitterly disappointed, but slightly disappointed at going up the road with a point is not a bad thing. We were probably a wee bit unlucky not to take more from the game.

“The effort the players put in was terrific, particularly in the first half. I thought we had great energy about us,” he added.

After leading Morton to the League One title last season, Duffy has built a close-knit squad in Inverclyde, one built around a strong work ethic.

“We are competing very well in this division and we have to keep doing that. The players are working hard, giving everything,” he explained.

“They’re shattered in there and that’s the way we want them to be: we want them to be coming off the field having given it everything they’ve got. And they’re doing that.”

Morton host table-topping Rangers at Cappielow Park this weekend, where they’ve conceded just once.

Before that they’re at home to Premiership side Motherwell in the League Cup tonight, and are 3/1 with Ladbrokes to cause an upset and win the match in 90 minutes.

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Richard Marsh

Richard loves his sport, especially if it involves the sound of tyres screaming around a race track. He's not fussy though and his '90s Premier League nostalgia and knowledge of team nicknames is tough to match.