JIM Duffy has urged his Morton side to maintain their concentration and determination as they negotiate their third road trip in seven days.

Duffy’s side face the long road up the A9 to take on Inverness at the Caledonian Stadium today.

And while Duffy acknowledged it’s been a hectic period for his Ton squad, he’s confident they’ll continue to put in the same level of commitment as they always do.

He said: “Every game is a real test of your concentration and determination. If you’ve got those two things then you’ve got a chance.

“It does not guarantee you anything, but you’ve got a chance. This is our third away game on the bounce.

“We were away to Queen of the South, away to Dumbarton and now we’re away to Inverness, so the fixtures have been a really tough run.

“But with the application the players have been putting in then I can’t have any complaints.”

In the two previous meetings between the sides this season Morton posted a 1-1 draw in the Highlands back in August, followed by a 1-0 win at Cappielow, in December.

Duffy, though, reckons the Highlanders will be in fine fettle after their 3-2 Irn Bru Cup semi-final win over Crusaders last weekend.

He said: “When you looked at Dumbarton [on Tuesday], you could see that positivity from getting to the Irn Bru Cup final. And I think Inverness will be similar.

“They’re another team who got there, so they’ll be buoyant with that.”

He added: “It’s another difficult fixture ahead of us but we’ll go up there, compete as well as we can and try to make it as difficult for them as we possibly can. And you always want to come back with something.”