MORTON gaffer Gus MacPherson insists his side are more than capable of pulling off a shock when they make the long trip north to take on league leaders Inverness.

Thirteen points currently separate the sides but the Ton chief believes that fine margins have been the difference between his side and their counterparts so far.

As the first quarter of the campaign is brought to a close he hopes that Ton can show their attacking edge and defy the odds tomorrow.

He told the Tele: “We believe that if we’re at our game and that if things go our way, we can go up there and cause problems - and that’s the same against anybody.

“We’ve seen it against Kilmarnock away from home, we’ve seen it against Hamilton away from home.

“We’ve shown what we’re capable of, whilst at other times being really unfortunate to lose out in games.

"The belief is there that we can go anywhere and cause problems.

"Inverness have had an excellent start to the season, so it’ll be a tough game.

“It’s certainly one that we’ll be looking forward to, travelling up there and playing against a team who are top of the league.

“We’ve seen it time and time again already this season just how tight and competitive that this league is and we have played well in most of the games we’ve had this season.

"Without repeating myself I'd say Firhill is the only game where we’ve let ourselves down - in every other game we’ve been competitive and slightly unfortunate not to take more points.

“We’ve lost games apart from the Partick Thistle match, by one goal - that’s how tight it’s been.

“We’re trying to get on the other side of that and we’re showing the right signs of doing that."

The Ton chief’s hopes for a win have been boosted by the return of international duo Oisin McEntee and Jaakko Oksanen who spent the last week with the Republic of Ireland and Finland U21 sides.

He told the Tele: “Oisin and Jaakko came back from their international efforts unscathed which is a big boost for us.

“Jaakko only played a couple of minutes out of the two games for Finland, so they must have a very very good squad if he’s not involved more.

“Oisin didn’t feature in the first game due to travel restrictions and has had a few more days after opting to come back and train with us instead of going to Montenegro, so he’s had a full week of training.

“Jaakko came back yesterday and looked good in training so it’s a big boost to have them back involved."

MacPherson insists Ton will look to make a game of it against Billy Dodds' men, rather than sitting back.

He said: “We’ll have to make sure that we get the system right.

"We want to cause Inverness problems and to have an attacking threat in the game.”