SKIPPER Thomas O’Ware reckons Morton have shown a different side to their character in the wake of Saturday’s 2-1 win over Dunfermline.

Jim Duffy’s players were forced to dig deep into their reserves after they failed to hit the dizzy performance heights they reached the previous week at Tannadice.

They fell a goal behind to Allan Johnston’s side courtesy of Tom Beadling before a Michael Tidser first-half equaliser, followed by a 90th-minute strike from Gary Oliver, captured all three points.

And centre-half O’Ware, 24, reckons his Ton team has discovered the ability to play the beautiful game — and win ugly — when they need to.

He told Tele Sport: “In the last two weeks we’ve played brilliantly and, at the weekend, we were below average.

“But we’ve always had that wee dig in us to just stay in the game. And you never know what can happen if you keep the back door shut, anything can happen.

“Yes, it’s a sloppy goal we lost and it’s come through our mistake but we don’t concede too many and, as players, we don’t let many teams cut us open.

“And when Bob [McHugh] came on, to be fair, he made a difference and that’s what we need.

“We needed a team performance and Bob helped give us that and it’s a good finish from Gary [Oliver], so what that shows is that we can do the ugly side of the game as well.

“The previous week, what we did was play football, but at the weekend winning ugly got us there.”

O’Ware says he is witnessing the green shoots of recovery at Cappielow after a season so far of inconsistent performances.

He pointed to the cup win over Dunfermline, followed by the memorable 3-0 league win over Dundee United at Tannadice — and the narrow victory over Pars at the weekend - as evidence of a Ton revival.

He said: “I think that’s the first time this season that we’ve got three wins on the bounce.

“But the last couple of weeks have been very important for us.

“In the last two games against Dunfermline and Dundee United there was a bit of freshness about us.

“And wee Tiff up front has been a breath of fresh air. It’s something different.

“We know what we can do and it’s just about getting the consistency right.

“We are now in the play-offs and that’s through us not playing our best for the majority of the season.

“But if we can put a run together between now and the end of the season then hopefully we’ll be even further up.”