THOMAS O’Ware reckons Morton’s loss to Falkirk last Saturday was a set-back that they ‘didn’t need’ ahead of this weekend’s international break.

Ton were unable to prevent the Bairns from picking up their first Championship victory of the season - despite the visitors axing manager Peter Houston in the build-up to the Cappielow clash.

And O’Ware admits his side left the ground with an overriding sense of frustration that they were beaten in front of their home fans.

He told the Tele: “I don’t think either team deserved to win the game on Saturday. 

“There weren’t many chances created, I think they’ve only had one or two shots in the first half and their keeper has made an unbelievable save as well.

“Sometimes in these games it only takes one goal to win it and the last couple of seasons that’s the games that we’ve been good at nicking a 1-0 win. But it’s obviously gone against us against Falkirk.

“It would have been a massive win for us but it’s ended up just another set-back that we didn’t need. 

“I felt that the atmosphere was a wee bit negative. We were trying to be patient and I know the fans are eager. So it was just all-round frustration about getting beat.

“We weren’t great and didn’t do enough to win the game so the boys are all frustrated.”

Following the Bairns defeat, O’Ware says Ton would have preferred to be in action this weekend to put things right. 

However, having been knocked out of the Irn Bru Cup by Livingston in the first round, it will be a free weekend for the Greenock men.

But the stand-in skipper says that while his team will be without a fixture on Saturday, they must come back to action reinvigorated next weekend — away to Championship newcomers Brechin City — in order to get back to winning ways and improve on their performance against Alex Smith’s Falkirk.

He added: “There’s nothing worse than going into an international break on the back of a defeat. So the Brechin City game is going to be massive for us.

“You want to go into these breaks with a win at your back knowing you don’t have a game the next week to make amends for a loss. 

“We now need to be patient and wait for next week, making sure we play better than we did against Falkirk.”