JIM Duffy has warned his Morton side against being caught with a sucker punch in today’s match against Dunfermline Athletic.

Duffy told how his side will try to take the game to the Pars — but he is wary of Dunfermline’s ability to catch them on the counter attack.

And Duffy reckons patience could be the key as Ton attempt to make it three wins on the trot.

He said: “Dunfermline have real firepower and they have brought in players that can add to that.

“Sometimes, when you are trying to press the game, particularly at home, the opposition can take advantage, simply because there’s more space for them.

“Both Dunfermline and Dundee United have come to us and that’s allowed us a bit of space to play but at Cappielow, it’s a tight pitch. Sometimes teams will sit in against us and make it difficult.

“And when you are trying to force the game you can get caught on the break. That’s happened to us on a number of occasions.

“When you rush it, or get a bit frustrated if it’s not working, the opposition can take advantage, so we have to be wary.

“We want to try to take the game to Dunfermline and we’ll always try to be on the front foot but we have to be wary of any space we leave because guys like Declan McManus, Nicky Clark and a number of others are more than talented enough to exploit that.”

Duffy has challenged his side to try to get as close to the performance levels of last weekend as possible.

Ton raised a few eyebrows in the Scottish game with their comprehensive 3-0 win over Dundee United at Tannadice.

And Duffy would love a similar performance.

He said: “People ask ‘How do you not play football like that every week’ but it doesn’t happen like that.

“But you have to try to get as close to it as possible — and as often as you can.”