ROSS Forbes insists Saturday’s opponents Queen of the South will find it difficult to catch Morton in the hunt for a play-off spot.

Forbes notched an impressive 12th goal of the campaign at the weekend to seal a 1-0 win over the Doonhamers at Cappielow

And the midfield maestro reckons the gap is now virtually insurmountable.

He said: “We’ve still got 10 games to go or whatever it is, but we’re into the last quarter and still up there. That shows how good a season we’ve had.

“I think a 10-point gap between us and Queen of the South, with them only having eight games left, they’d need to win four out of the eight and we would need to lose every game.

“I’m not saying it’s done, but it definitely gives us a bit of breathing space. We’re now looking to try and get as many points as possible and see where that takes us at the end.”

Forbes admits the clash at Cappielow was a scrappy affair, but he is proud of the battling spirit shown by the Greenock outfit to dig deep and come out on top.

He feels the free week they had may have played a small factor in their inability to get going early doors.

He continued: “Both teams wanted to win the game so much that we were probably both a wee bit scared to make a mistake.

“We had a few days off and maybe that was a bit of a factor, who knows? But once we got going I think we thoroughly deserved it.”