MORTON boss Jim Duffy reckons he’s got the best possible selection headache ahead of today’s Championship trip to Tannadice.

Duffy made four changes to his starting 11 in the 2-1 win over Dunfermline last week in the Scottish Cup.

Ricki Lamie, Mark Russell, Robert Thomson and Robert McHugh made way for the return of Andy Murdoch, Luca Gasparotto, Frank Ross and Jack Iredale at East End Park.

Now Duffy must decide whether to stick or twist as his team prepare to meet Csaba Laszlo’s side on Tayside.

And he admitted he’s been given plenty of food for thought after last week’s impressive display.

Duffy told Tele Sport: “I pick the team according to the game that we play ahead of us, not the game we played previously.

“But don’t get me wrong, it can influence you because you could have players playing with increased confidence and you think to yourself ‘they should be up for the game because they’ve done well’.

“Sometimes you do go with the same team but it’s not always necessarily so.

“We are playing Dundee United, who play a slightly different way to how Dunfermline play, so it’s not a case of just playing the same team.

“But you look at players during the week and see if some look a bit sharper than others. There’s a number of ways to pick the team.

“Ultimately, what the boys did last week is that they gave me food for thought, there’s no doubt about that — because of the way they performed.

“If we go with the same again, let’s hope we get a similar performance.”

Duffy reported a buoyant first-team squad in training this week after their heroics in Fife.

But he also warned Ton that they face an altogether different proposition against a second-placed United side who’ve only lost once at Tannadice in the league this season.

Duffy said: “Footballers are no different to anyone else. 

“If you win a game it’s always a wee bit more pleasant to come into work on a Monday, of course it is.

“This is their workplace. If you do well at your work then it’s always a wee bit more buoyant.

“Similarly, if you don’t do so well then sometimes it’s a bit flat.

“On Monday, when the players came in, it was a bit more livelier, which is understandable.

“But you have to keep that enthusiasm, keep that energy and remember that the next game ahead is the most important.”

Duffy will challenge his side to win the right to play when the teams meet up this afternoon.

He said: “First and foremost, our objective going up to Tannadice tomorrow is to compete against a very good Dundee United side who should have, and do have, aspirations still to get into the Premiership.

“And with the size of the club and the facilities they’ve got — and fanbase — then they should be a Premiership club, that’s the bottom line.

“So we know we have to make it a game where we feel that we’re in with a chance.”