Things are looking up for Charlie

Midfielder Charlie Telfer says Saturday’s win at Falkirk has Morton looking up the Ladbrokes Championship as they aim to further distance themselves from the bottom of the table in their remaining matches.

The Greenock men went into the Bairns clash set on clinching maximum points in order to boost their bid to preserve their place in the second tier.

A 2-0 victory saw Jonatan Johansson’s side open up a five-point gap on Falkirk as well as moving ahead of Alloa in sixth position, and Telfer, who scored the second goal, hopes his side have only one direction of travel now.

The 23-year-old told “Saturday was probably the biggest game of the season so far for us, to be honest, coming into it. We looked at it and thought we needed to get three points.

“We acheived that and it was a great result. Everyone to a man was really good on the day and that always makes the difference. The occasion was so big and we knew we had to be at it – and we all were.

“I think we caused ourselves a couple of issues at the start of the game, but when we got into it, passing it, we created a few chances and were the far better team.

“We’re not safe points-wise but I think we need to keep looking up. We have Dunfermline next and if we go and get a good result there we could go ahead of them.

“So we just need to prepare the same way as we did last week and work with the same intensity as we did at the weekend, and I’m sure we can get a good result.”

Telfer played a pivotal role in the opening goal, driving into the Falkirk box before firing over a low cross that broke for Greg Kiltie before adding the second with a measured finish.

When asked about the goals, he added: “We started the second half really brightly and got ahead, and, although Robby [McCrorie] made a few good saves, I think we were pretty comfortable.

“With the first, I just made a wee run for Reghan [Tumilty] and he passed me the ball. It [a nutmeg] was the only real option I had as I didn’t want to turn back out, and fortunately it came off.

“Then I tried to slip Andy [Dallas] in and it’s fallen for Kiltie, so that was nice. It was a great way to start the second half because it was only a couple of minutes in and that calmed the nerves a wee bit.

“For the second there was a mix-up at the back for them and Kiltie has picked me out. It’s a pretty simple finish and one that I like.

“The boys all joke about it. I feel quite comfortable going back across myself and when we’re doing shooting drills I always go that way – and as soon as I change it up I miss the target! So that’s why I usually go that way.

“It was lovely to play my part and get on the scoresheet, but, at the end of the day, if I hadn’t played well and we’d won the game that was all that mattered.”


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