THOMAS O’Ware insists this season has been by far his best in Morton colours — even outdoing Ton’s push for the First Division title back in 2012-13.

The defender was part of the Cappielow men who took Partick Thistle down to the wire in the race for promotion to Scottish football’s top tier back in 2013, but he reckons this season has been better because of the differences in squads. 

O’Ware feels that with players in their ranks including the likes of Peter MacDonald, Fouad Bachirou and Peter Weatherson back then, they were expected to be fighting it out at the top of the table.

But having been written off by many at the beginning of this season the 24-year-old believes Ton have silenced their critics by having the season of a lifetime.

He told the Tele: “This was me just finished my sixth season. And this has been the best. 

“Back in the 2012-13 season we had one of the best teams in that league and so we were meant to be up at the top of the table. 

“But this season nobody expected anything from us and maybe even expected us to go down.

“So that’s why this season has been miles better, we’ve proved everybody wrong and have got to a semi-final. Even when we got to the play-off spots nobody was mentioning us much because they thought we’d be caught by Queen of the South or Dunfermline.

“The season didn’t end the way anyone wanted it to of course but I think we just ran out of steam a wee bit towards the end of the season. We put so much into it to get to where we were and it just kind of fizzled out.

“But it’s been the best season I’ve been involved in at Morton. 

“It’s a club where the boys have been magnificent to get to a semi-final and finish in the play-offs. Credit as well to the gaffer and Hagi [Craig McPherson] and all the boys for doing that.”

Ton had a relatively small squad throughout the campaign and O’Ware thinks that fact makes the impressive season an even more remarkable feat.

And he reckons he and his team-mates should be proud of what they’ve accomplished this year.

He said: “We couldn’t make too many changes every week the way other teams could possibly have done because we had a small group week-to-week. 

“So most of the boys have played every single week apart from a couple of changes here and there.

“It’s a long season but it’s one that I think we’ve done brilliantly in. And although the end of the season may have come as a bit of a negative, there’s been too many positives to get ourselves down about that.”