Kev: Draw helped to stop the rot

Published: 26 Oct 2011 12:001 comment

KEVIN McCann feels Morton have given themselves a solid platform to build on after ending their poor run of away results with a draw in Livingston on Saturday.

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The Cappielow side are back at home this weekend to face league leaders Ross County - who are just four points ahead of Ton in the First Division table.

And McCann, 24, says Ton would have been heading into that crucial clash on the back of a win had it not been for the goalkeeping heroics of his former Hibs team-mate Andy McNeil.

McCann said: "We put in a good shift and it was good to just stop the rot and pick up a point away from home.

"We were unlucky not to get the win - their goalie Andy McNeil made some great stops.

"In any other week they would have been goals were it not for his reaction saves, and we were unlucky not to go away with three points.

"It gives us something to build on for Saturday, although we are always confident going into matches - especially at home.

"We have got good crowds and our supporters have always given us good backing, so we are thoroughly looking forward to Saturday.

"We will be playing with a lot of confidence after Saturday's game and hopefully we can get a positive result against County."

McCann showed his versatility at the weekend after starting in central midfield, before slotting in at right-back following an injury to Marc Smyth.

And the former Easter Road youngster hopes his ability to cover a number of roles continues to benefit his side this season.

He said: "Hopefully that is good for the manager as he knows he can play me in different positions now.

"I spent about an hour in midfield before Smudger got injured and then I had to go back to right-back.

"I hope I've shown I can do a good job and I feel as though I've done okay in there.

"It shows the manager I am more than capable of stepping up the park and giving him a good shift in there."

McCann was back in action yesterday as Ton triumphed 2-1 in a bounce match with high-flying SPL side Motherwell.

The Cappielow squad travelled to Largs for the match, in which new signing Derek Young featured. Archie Campbell was among the Ton scorers.

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