THOMAS O’Ware will happily take a result over performance when Morton lock horns with Dumbarton in the fifth round of the Scottish Cup this weekend.

Ton take a break from the rigours of their SPFL Championship campaign as they play host to the Sons, managed by former Cappielow star Stevie Aitken.

And centre half O’Ware, 24, insisted that he’ll sacrifice silky soccer in favour of a berth in the last eight of the competition.

Looking ahead to Saturday’s big clash, O’Ware told Tele Sport: “Dumbarton are a stuffy team, they make it hard for you and they sit in and we’ll need to go and break them down.

“But it’s another opportunity for us to progress in the cup. We’re at home and hopefully we can put in a much better performance than we did on Saturday against Dunfermline, but as long as we go through, then I won’t care how we perform!”

Morton reached the same stage last season only to be bundled out of the competition after a 2-1 defeat to Rangers at Ibrox.

Ton also reached the semi-finals of last season’s League Cup, proving they can go far in the knockout competitions.
But skipper O’Ware says Ton’s cup form is nothing new under boss Jim Duffy.

He said: “Under the gaffer we have always had good cup runs, but this is a very winnable game for both teams. If we can win this week, then we’ll see where it takes us.”

O’Ware reckons the confidence from Ton winning their last three matches in succession will stand them in good stead.

He added: “Confidence is high in the camp but we don’t get ahead of ourselves. 

“The gaffer is very good at keeping us on the ground but we’ll prepare for Saturday and be ready to go again.”