MICHAEL Doyle believes it is imperative that Morton make Cappielow a fortress this season after losing their first home game of the campaign last weekend.

Ton went down 1-0 to David Hopkin’s Livingston but Doyle reckons Sinclair Street should be striking fear into opposition — like it did during last term’s unbeaten home run that lasted just one day shy of a full calendar year.

While the defender is gutted to have already slipped up at home this term, he wants Ton to ‘build up’ their home form again to give them the best chance of a successful season this time round.

He told the Tele: “An unbeaten run at home, for me, should put fear into other teams. When a team is really good at home there’s always the psychological side of it. We had a bit of it last year.

“You want teams to come off the bus knowing that Cappielow is going to be a really tough place for them to go and if they can somehow get a point they should be happy with it.

“We should be disappointed when teams leave Cappielow with a point. You want to win every single home game because in this league, they are big games.

“But after the Livingston game last weekend we won’t want to dwell on the fact that we’ve lost that now. 

“We have to roll up our sleeves, work hard, and try to build that up again — starting with Dunfermline this week.”