THOMAS O’Ware believes second place is still up for grabs for his side — but knows they need to capitalise on their game in hand over Renfrewshire rivals St Mirren at Cappielow tonight.

Ton held league leaders Hibs to a 1-1 draw on Saturday afternoon and the defender reckons the result was further proof that his team deserve to be where they are in the Ladbrokes Championship table.

He admits the clash with Jack Ross’s Buddies is a huge fixture that could go a long way in determining where Ton will end up this term.

He said: “We’re trying to get as many points on the board as we can and take the games as they come.

“I think Saturday proved that we’re no slouches, that’s three games we’ve played Hibs have been draws and I think we’ve matched them every game. 

“We’ve been a wee bit less consistent than them over the course of the season, but for a club like us to be where we are so far is a great achievement.

“But there’s still second and third place to fight for. 

“Obviously we’re not known for scoring lots of goals but we defend from the front.

“St Mirren will be wanting to get one over on us tonight, but for us it’s a massive game, our game in hand, so if we win that we know we can go second. It’s a different expectation on us whereas Saturday we were underdogs if you want to call it that.

“Tonight is some more expectation, so we want to go and be on the front foot. It won’t be anything like the last game we played each other at Cappielow. 

“That was one-sided that night but Jack Ross has got his ideas across and everything’s going in place now. 

“It’ll be a tough game but one we’re looking forward to.”