DECLAN McManus insists Morton can’t spend their time worrying about other clubs giving them a helping hand in their bid for a play-off place.

The Ton moved to within four points of Raith Rovers with back-to-back victories over Queen of the South and Alloa Athletic.

However, Ray McKinnon’s men have since re-established their 10-point lead in fourth place after a surprise home win against Hibs and last night’s 2-1 away triumph at St Mirren.

Striker McManus, though, says the Ton will simply focus on attempting to win their own games, including Saturday’s match against the Kirkcaldy outfit, to be ready to capitalise on any missteps.

He told the Tele: “Raith have a tough schedule and we’ve just come out of one, and that’s maybe why they went a few points ahead.

“Every team has got to play the big guns. 

“They’ve still to play Rangers, so it’s not going to be easy for them.

“But we can’t rely on other teams to do it for us. We just need to keep trying to win every week we play. If they slip up, they slip up. All we can do is try and win our own games.”

Meanwhile, Morton’s Under-20s shared an incredible 5-5 draw with Airdrie at the Excelsior Stadium on Monday night.

The Ton teens trailed the Diamonds by five goals to three at one stage but fought back to claim a draw at the end.

Their goals were scored by Jon Scullion, who bagged a brace to take his tally to 11 for the second string this season, Scott Tiffoney, Ruaridh Langan and Alex McWaters

Andy Millen’s league leaders currently sit three points clear of second-placed Ayr United and face Clyde on the Broadwood astro tomorrow night, according to the SPFL website. Kick-off is 6.15pm.