Goalkeeper Derek Gaston felt conceding an early goal at Motherwell on Saturday proved costly as Morton suffered a 4-0 loss to the Group F top seeds in their Betfred Cup clash at Fir Park.
When asked for his thoughts on the 90 minutes, Gaston said:
“It was obviously a tough afternoon for us. We didn’t start the match well; when you come to a Premiership team you’ve got to start well and not give them any more optimism than they need.
“You need to start the game well and let them know they’re in a game, but we started poorly, gave away a poor goal and were left chasing our tails straightaway.”
Despite conceding four times, the 30-year-old made a number of impressive stops and was relatively pleased with his display, adding:
“When you go down to 10 men you know you’re going to be called upon quite a lot, you’re going to be a bit busier than normal.
“I thought I made a few good saves. Obviously it’s irrelevant when you lose four goals, especially as a goalkeeper. But I’ll try and take the positives into the next game.”
Motherwell now top the section with a game in hand, and although Gaston concedes it will be a big ask to make it out of the group, he says the Ton will go into their last game against Edinburgh City with a positive mindset.
“It’s the last game, so we’ve got to go out and put on a performance and try and win the match and see where it takes us.
“It’s probably unlikely we’ll progress from the group even with eight points after the goal difference from today, but we have to try and get the win and carry it into the new season.”
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