MORTON star Ricki Lamie hopes Jim Duffy’s side can keep their forward momentum in the SPFL Championship going for as long as possible following their recent sticky spell.

Lamie revealed that the players were hurting after a disappointing draw away to Brechin City, followed by a home defeat to Falkirk, in recent weeks.

However, Ton have put a much more positive perspective on their campaign after booking their passage to the fifth round of the William Hill Scottish Cup with a 2-1 win over Dunfemline, followed by Saturday’s magnificent 3-0 league win over Dundee United at Tannadice.

And defender Lamie, who is on the comeback trail following a recent hamstring strain, pointed to those results and told how quickly fortunes can change for the better.

He said: “It’s one of those leagues where you have never get a minute to sit back and reflect because the games come thick and fast. Every single fixture is relentless.

“Over the past three or four weeks we went up to Brechin and only managed to come away with a point. Then there’s the defeat to Falkirk, it was really difficult to take.

“But if you can get a positive result — and a good wee cup run — it can lift the spirits if things are not going your way.”