BOSS Jim Duffy has saluted super sub Bob McHugh after his unselfish pass helped Morton to their third successive win.

McHugh, 26, came on for Michael Tidser with 20 minutes remaining during Saturday’s thrilling 2-1 win over Dunfermline Athletic.

It was McHugh’s foraging run and exquisite pass to Gary Oliver which saw Ton score the winner in the 90th minute.

McHugh could have taken the shot on himself but manager Duffy told how the forward showed he’s a real team player with that final pass.

He told Tele Sport: “From our point of view Bob came on and took a gamble, really, that the ball might go over the top and he could put some pressure on.

“When a sub goes on and sees a goalie running out they are thinking ‘I’ve got a chance to be a hero here’.

“But what he did do was be a team player. He lifted his head and played a perfect pass to Gary and it’s a great finish. We’re delighted.”

Duffy, though, admitted that it was a match which could easily have gone the other way.

He said: “We’re not going to pretend we were great because we were not.

“But what we showed was a desire and an appetite for the game and that, with our organisation defensively, it kept us in the game.

“And if you stay in the game there’s a chance you can nick something and we nicked it, no doubt about it. I’m not going to shy away from that.”

He added: “It’s good for the players and good for the club that we have won three games on the bounce, it’s so tough to do that, so we’re pleased about that.”