RICKI Lamie insists Morton are desperate not to let their season fizzle out as they endure a sticky patch heading into the home stretch.

Ton are without a victory in five after Tuesday night’s 4-1 home defeat to St Mirren, and the defender is adamant the Raith Rovers clash this weekend is vital for his men as they strive to improve on their form — to guarantee a spot in the Ladbrokes Championship promotion play-offs.

He told the Tele: “After a bad result, especially as bad as it was on Tuesday, you always look to bounce back and rectify it. 
“It’ll be the exact same scenario with Raith being desperate for points, so we have to look at it like that ourselves. The three points means just as much to us as it does to them.

"We’re aware the last four or five games hasn’t been good enough in terms of points gained and we keep emphasising that in our heads.

"We don’t want the season to fizzle out, it would be a shame after doing so well throughout for it to go badly in the latter stages.”

Lamie is aware of just how unacceptable Tuesday night’s loss to Renfrewshire rivals was and he pulled no punches with his assessment of the defeat.

He said: “It was sheer disappointment. It bordered on embarrassment the way things went. The manner of the defeat doesn’t sit well with us. It was obviously a terrible result but we were just unhappy with how it happened.

“Giving away goals isn’t something we’re renowned for, never mind the poor goals we conceded against St Mirren. It’s something we pride ourselves on in terms of making it difficult for opponents. We just looked fragile for whatever reason.”