JIM Duffy wants his side to keep the ‘foot on the gas’ and maintain their fine form when they take on league leaders Dundee United today.

Morton have won their last two games on the bounce, beating Falkirk 3-0 away from home and then Brechin City at Cappielow 4-1 last week. 

Duffy expects his team to continue in that fashion against table-topping United.

The Ton boss acknowledges the Tangerines are favourites, not only for the game, but to secure the title. 

But Duffy knows his players will relish the challenge of taking on Csaba László’s men today.

He told the Tele: “You expect a real competitive fixture from Dundee United but we want to make it as equally a competitive one for them.

“They are top of the league, they are the favourites and have been since before a ball was kicked.

“And if you look at the standing of the club and the football, they should be favourites.

“We want to make it a difficult day for them and I fully expect us to do that.

“For us, you have to keep things moving forward and keep your foot on the gas when you’re doing well.

“We’ve been playing well the last few weeks and we want to keep that going. “But you take nothing for granted because any sort of hiccup at all and United will take advantage.

“For us it’s a challenge, but the aspect of the game that I think we’re more looking forward to is the fact that they’ll carry a good travelling support with a bit of atmosphere.

“Other than the derby match, it’s probably the highest profile match we’ll have in the league.

“That’s always good because you get a wee bit more media attention and the players generally respond well to that.”

Duffy has been pleased with his sides’ attacking threat in their last few games — where they’ve netted eight goals in just three games — and he hopes they add to that tally.

He said: “We have troubled the opposition goalkeepers a lot more in the last few games but there’s no magic wand for that sort of thing to happen.

“We work on putting more balls into the box earlier and things like that.

“You want to keep that going. “Against Dundee United you can’t guarantee it, but the more opportunities you create the more likely you are to take a few of them.

“There’s a little bit more belief in the final third and obviously it’d be good for us to continue that for as long as possible.”