MORTON boss Jim Duffy is confident his players will revel in the opportunity to show what they can do at the home of Glasgow giants Celtic next month.

Duffy reckons the last eight Scottish Cup clash with Brendan Rodgers’ side is a ‘dream tie’ for his Ton squad.

The draw was made on Sunday and Ton earned the right to play the Hoops thanks to their impressive 3-0 win over Dumbarton.

And Duffy is delighted to land one of the competition’s top guns.

He told Tele Sport: “My initial reaction? It’s a fantastic draw for the club, absolutely no doubt about that.

“You’re playing the top team in the country and the number one seeds. Beating the likes of Dumbarton and Dunfermline, these are the kind of rewards you get in terms of playing a top-class side at Celtic Park.

“It’s a thing players are always dreaming of and that incentive and motivation should always be there — to try to play these guys.

“And the only way of doing that is by earning the right — and we’ve earned the right to play Celtic at Celtic Park.

“I think the players will revel in it when the match comes up.”

Duffy is, however, wary of the fine line that players must tread when the countdown begins to next month’s big clash.

The Ton boss doesn’t want players ‘holding back’ so that they’re fit for that glamour clash at the expense of precious league points.

And he’s also desperate to ensure that no players are added to the injury list that he’s currently dealing with.

He added: “The boys will all be desperate to play in it, absolutely. But, by the same token, it could be on the back of your mind that you don’t want to get an injury before it.

“We have some tough matches and a hectic schedule leading up to it and that’s the only concern we’ve got.”

Meanwhile,Morton’s Championship fixture against Dumbarton at Cappielow on Saturday March 3 has been postponed. This is due to the club reaching the quarter-finals of the Scottish Cup after Saturday’s 3-0 win over the Sons. 

A new date for the fixture will be announced in due course.