JAI Quitongo says Morton were delighted with their ‘relentless’ performance against Brechin on Saturday — and claims they could have scored even more.

Ton thrashed the Angus men 4-1 and, but for goalkeeper Graeme Smith, it could have been a cricket score. 
And Quitongo says the Greenock side were unlucky not to add to their tally near the end.

He told the Tele: “Even though Brechin are bottom of the table, they’re a difficult team to play against. The gaffer said to us before the match on Saturday that concentration was vital and I think the boys went out and did that.

“We worked hard with a positive attitude and were relentless in each attack. We kept the pressure on all day and the goals came. It was another good result and it’s great to get on a roll.

“We could’ve scored more in the last five minutes or so, but the keeper made some great saves. We’re getting in those positions, and when you look at the scoreline, already by that point we were confident and focused.

“It’s pleasing that we’ve won by scoring a few goals because the manager always tells us we have to take our chances and be more clinical in front of goal. I think as each week goes by we’re getting better in front of goal and we need to keep taking those chances.

“If we play the game the way we know we can we should have set that benchmark now and keep up that level of performance moving forward.”

Quitongo has been out of action for around a month after refusing to take an unnecessary risk with a tight hamstring issue that has plagued him for some time.

He admits he is the worst armchair supporter and can’t sit still on the sidelines. 

The striker was drafted in as a sub against City and scored once himself — but couldn’t avoid a roasting from his mum that he didn’t score more.

He said: “I hate watching the games from the side but it’s important to make sure that I kept myself right and made sure I was good to go. 

“To play a part in the game on Saturday and to score a goal was good.

“I should have scored two and my mum and brother were winding me up on the way home in the car saying I should have scored another. Other people would have been happy to score but I always want more. If I score one I want two, if I score two I want three.

“I want to keep putting in performances and hopefully that does us well for the rest of the season.”