Grant: We were stronger and fitter than Dundee

Following on from Morton’s superb victory against Dundee, Peter Grant could not hide his jubilation after getting the winning goal in the 1-0 victory at Cappielow Park.

The 25-year-old’s header just before half-time proved to be the difference in the game as the Ton progressed up the table and into the playoff places.

Speaking to Peter Grant shortly after the win, he told “To come away with three points today is really important for not only our league position but us as a team as well.

“A lot of people had written us off even before a ball was kicked today so I hope those who doubted us can see what we are capable of now.”

Grant also discussed the impact of not having manager David Hopkin in the technical area with Anton McElhone taking the lead for the game against Dundee.

“Obviously the gaffer is a huge presence on and off the pitch but we knew our individual roles beforehand so we knew what was expected even with him not being there.

“Timmo [Dave Timmins] and Anton [Anton McElhone] are a great help regardless of whether or not the gaffer is there so it was good to have them in the dugout.”

It was not only the goal that brought pride to Grant as a clean sheet was always recorded in the game for the centre half in a proud day at Cappielow.

“I think as a defender, getting a clean sheet is just as important as scoring a goal in the game but to get both in the one game is a good feeling.

“We thoroughly deserved the victory but we’ve got to move on quickly to next week for the game against Dundee United at Tannadice.

“As a team, we’ve got the mentality that we can beat most teams in the division home or away as long as we stick to the plan and know our roles.”

By Ewan Boyle


image: David Bell