DOUGIE Imrie is aiming to score the winner against former club Hamilton Accies today — and take his final tally into double figures for the first time in his career.
The 30-year-old netted the only goal in Morton’s 1-0 triumph over Dundee a fortnight ago, leaving him on nine goals in all competitions for the current campaign. And he is hoping to strike again when Ton meet Accies in their final fixture of the 2013-14 season and break that elusive 10-goal barrier for the first time in his eight years as a senior pro.
Imrie said: “I had a chance to score the winner against Falkirk last Saturday, but the keeper made a great save.
“It’s always something I’ve looked to try and achieve in my career: to score 10 goals or more in a season. I’ve not managed to do that yet. So, you never know, I might manage to go out today and score and get to 10, but it’s going to be a difficult game.
“Hamilton are playing really well, but they’ve got some key players missing so it gives us the chance to go and get a win.” Imrie helped rekindle Accies’ title hopes when he scored the winner against fellow Championship challengers Dundee two weeks ago.
Although he admits to holding an affection for the South Lanarkshire outfit, with whom he played for two years, he will be doing everything in his power to bring the three points home to Cappielow.
He added: “I know I’ll probably get a lot of stick going back there as a former player, but I can’t hold back — I’ve got to go there and do my best for Morton.
“There have been twists and turns the last few weeks and you never know what could happen today. There have been a few slips by the teams at the top recently, but it’s always going to be like that when the pressure’s on and it’s so tight. It has been difficult for the clubs who are up there, but I think Dundee are in the driving seat now with that win at Alloa.
“Falkirk had put a good run of results together but we managed to stop that last Saturday with a draw at Cappielow. This is another game we’re obviously looking forward to. The last few weeks we’ve started to pick up and put some good results together. So this is one we want to go and win.”