Andy Murdoch insists Morton will not allow any complacency to creep into their game after establishing a 10-point advantage in their bid to claim a spot in the Premiership play-offs.
Jim Duffy’s men beat fifth-placed Queen of the South 1-0 on Saturday to stretch the distance between themselves and the Doonhamers to double figures.
But midfielder Murdoch is adamant that the Ton squad will be just as focused as they have been when they face Falkirk in this weekend’s Ladbrokes Championship fixture despite the breathing space last week’s win provided.
The 22-year-old said: “We knew it was going to be an important game after they [Queen of the South] recovered from a loss of form and had been playing very well. They were always going to be tough opponents.
“It wasn’t the best game, but it was one of the more important games you need to win. It was a 1-0 scoreline and we had to see it out and it’s quite edgy but it was a good result.
“It’s good to get the breathing space just now. There is 10 points between us, but if they win on a weekend and we lose then it cuts it down straight away.
“So we just need to keep going the way we’re going by doing what we’ve been doing. We need to get on with our business and continue to take each game as it comes.”
— Greenock Morton (@Morton_FC) March 12, 2017
Murdoch was a standout performer against his former club, earning him the man of the match from sponsors McTear’s Auctioneers, but says he wouldn’t have grudged goalscorer Ross Forbes had he been the recipient.
He explained: “I like getting after the second balls and going from there. I think that’s two man of the match award in a row here and it’s nice to receive that recognition.
“Forbesy is scoring the important goals and you can’t take anything away from that. So I wouldn’t have really disputed it if he got it because he scored the winner. I’m not really fussed, as long as the team’s doing well.”
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