MARK Russell insists Morton’s 3-0 victory against Falkirk on Saturday was a result of the Greenock side’s impressive performance as opposed to the Bairns having another off-day.

Falkirk have started the season poorly and had supporters on their backs during a disappointing showing against the Ton at the weekend.

But left-back Russell is adamant Morton showed enough quality against their opponents both defensively and in attack to be proud of their own display rather than being thankful the opposition had a bad day at the office.

He told the Tele: “Saturday was just one of those games that you could just tell all the boys were right up for it from the start. 

“We won the penalty quite early on and did well after we scored the first goal.

“We defended really well and obviously were brilliant going forward too, so it was overall a good result and performance from the team. 

“In the second half we had a lot of the ball and had a few waves of attack on the counter. 

“We exposed Falkirk a bit with our fitness as well.

“I think the win was down to us playing well as opposed to Falkirk going through a bit of a rough patch. 

“Everything seemed to click for us.

“To be honest when it was still at 2-0 they were still coming at us and trying to reduce the deficit but we managed it well.”

Morton sit sixth in the Ladbrokes Championship table with five wins from a possible 14 this term so far.

By this time last season Jim Duffy’s men lay in third place boasting three more points on the board than they currently have.

But Russell has seen progress in the last two games, where his side have left tricky grounds with four points from a possible six against Dunfermline and the Bairns respectively.

He hopes the team can use these results as a springboard to really get their season going. 

He said: “Hopefully this is where our run begins. 

“On Tuesday we drew 1-1 and then a good 3-0 win on Saturday so we want to continue that good run and get a few more victories on the board as soon as possible.

“It was two good results and performances and it’s great to have taken four points from six against difficult opposition.

“We’ve enjoyed being part of that and we want to continue that now to get as many points as we can.”