GARY Naysmith reckons Queen of the South were unfortunate to come away from Cappielow with nothing — and he even thought his side could have ended Ton’s unbeaten home run.

Queens were unfortunate to concede a deflected Ross Forbes effort in the second half, but it was the first period that frustrated their gaffer most, as they missed several big chances that he felt could’ve helped the Doonhamers to their first win at Cappielow since March 2016.

He said: “We’re doing the ‘best of the rest’ at the moment when we’re playing them, but I want to be better than that.

“We were coming here and I wanted to beat them. 

“And I really felt if we had scored in that first half, there would’ve been a chance for us to be the first team to beat them here.

Morton were a bit rusty having not played for a few weeks.

“We put a lot into the whole game, on the back of a difficult week. 

“But I don’t think it looked like it took a toll on us until the last 10 or 15 minutes.”

Naysmith insists his team virtually HAD to win in Greenock to keep their play-off dreams alive, but he would’ve settled for a draw.

He said: “I thought we were on top in the first half, were the better team and we should have been in front. 

“But when you miss your chances and then don’t defend properly when the opposition are on top, that’s what happens.

“It probably should’ve been a draw. I don’t know what Jim [Duffy] says, I thought a draw would’ve been a fair result.

“We knew a defeat would make it extremely difficult for us to make it into the play-offs, so we’ve gambled a wee bit.

“That’s the problem with us right now, games where we shouldn’t be getting beat or should be at least getting a point, we ain’t doing it as a team.

“And that has to change.”