MICHAEL Doyle insists tomorrow night’s Easter Road clash with Hibernian gives Morton the chance to redeem themselves after a lacklustre performance cost them in a 1-0 defeat to Dunfermline on Saturday.
But he’s determined to put things right in the capital tonight as Ton gear up to face league leaders Hibs in a vital fixture.
He told the Tele: “It was definitely disappointing, obviously it’s always difficult to take defeat with any game you lose.
“We were on a good wee run but sometimes it’s just about taking your chances, and you can’t make mistakes at the back. But some things just went against us on Saturday and we’re upset to lose.
“With the home record as well, we’re gutted. But these things happen in football, we’re lucky we’ve got the game tomorrow which is so close.
“It’s a chance to redeem ourselves and in football that’s a good thing.
“The last time we lost we had Raith Rovers the next game and won in the midweek. So you’ve got to take things from the game even if it doesn’t go your way.
“We’ve lost 1-0, because of missed chances and mistakes at the back. But we’ve got a chance to make up for it and we can only pick our heads up and look ahead to Wednesday.
“It’s football and sometimes these things just happen, things just go against you.
“You win sometimes when you’ve not played well and sometimes this happens.
“Saturday should be the kick up the bum that we need.
“It doesn’t matter where we are just now, this might be the wake up call we need.”
Luckily for Ton, closest rivals Falkirk also lost at the weekend to keep the Sinclair Street side in contention for second place in the Ladbrokes Championship.
And whilst some may have viewed Saturday as a missed opportunity with the Bairns dropping points, Doyle believes it’s important for Morton to concentrate solely on themselves — and not pay any attention to other teams’ results.
He said: “The fans might be looking at other scores but we’re more focused on our own result.
“The last quarter of the season is the big one. It doesn’t matter where we’re sitting just now, this is the time that people are fighting for their lives.
“Dunfermline are fighting for their lives, they won 1-0 and you could see that they were delighted with it.”