MICHAEL Doyle hopes Morton have saved their shooting boots for Saturday’s visit of Renfrewshire rivals St Mirren after drawing a blank against Dumbarton.
Ton and the Sons shared a point with a goalless draw in the first game of the new Ladbrokes Championship season. But defender Doyle believes this weekend’s game will be the ideal opportunity for his side to solve their goalscoring problems after missing so many chances against Stevie Aitken’s men.
He said: “We obviously missed a few good chances on Saturday against Dumbarton, but we’re now looking ahead to next week. That would ideally be where the chances begin to click and we are able to capitalise on them against St Mirren.
“It’s the first home game as well as it being the derby and we know they got a good result on Saturday [a 3-1 win over Falkirk].
“They finished the season very well last year as well so we know they have quality. I played under Jack Ross when I was at Alloa Athletic, I know his teams are always well organised and things like that.
“He’ll have been doing his research on us, we will have done our research on them. But it’s a new season, so you can’t obviously judge either of the teams on one game. For us it’s a new formation that we have been working on all during pre-season. The important thing for me is that we have been creating the chances. That to me is the important thing that we are doing.
“We might not have scored but you’ve got to hope that as time builds and the new side and newer players get used to playing with each other, hopefully we can start banging some goals in.”