THOMAS O’Ware reckons Saturday’s 2-0 win in the Highlands illustrates the work rate and desire his Morton team-mates have under manager Jim Duffy.

The Ton were made to sweat at The Tulloch Caledonian Stadium but ultimately they came away with a comfortable scoreline.

And centre-back O’Ware reckons the performance epitomises what they do on a daily basis in training.

He told Tele Sport: “The boys don’t mind putting in the hard work and graft and it’s something that’s been evident under the gaffer since he’s been here. 

“The boys are buzzing. We knew it was going to be a big game, it’s always tough coming up here. 

“To get the clean sheet and score two goals, you can’t ask for any more. And to continue the run and get another three points, we’re delighted.

“More importantly, I’m delighted with the clean sheet.”

That’s now seven games unbeaten for Ton and O’Ware hopes they can stretch it further.

He said: “I’m proud we have put a run together and hopefully we can kick on from now until the end of the season.

Skipper O’Ware, who scored his 25th career goal for Ton last week during the 1-0 win over Dumbarton, reached another milestone in his career on Saturday - his 200th appearance.

He said: “I’m delighted with that. It’s taken a wee while. When I looked at it a couple of weeks ago it was 192 and I thought I was closer than that but I knew it was going to be 200 on Saturday.

“And that’s a goal every eight games, so I’ll take it!

“But I’ve come a long way. That’s seven years I’ve been here and in the first couple of years I was in and out the team. 

“But I need to thank Allan Moore because he gave me my chance and saw something in me. I’ll never forget the opportunity he gave me. 

“Then the gaffer came in and I feel I’ve excelled under him. He’s helped me individually and I’ve kicked on under him, so hopefully there is plenty more appearances to come.”

O’Ware reckons Ton hit the jackpot at the weekend with rivals Dunfermline and Queen of the South dropping points in the promotion play-off race.

He said: “Coming up here, you’d take a point, if I’m being honest. We knew Dunfermline and Queens finished up 0-0 and the perfect scenario was a win up here, and for them to draw - and that’s how it panned out. 

“So we are building a bit of momentum. The boys have been brilliant the last couple of weeks.

“We’ve dug in, although we’ve not started games too well. Even from the first minute on Saturday we were sloppy.

“After that they had a lot of possession but we were comfortable with it.

“And I think Gary Harkins, in particular, was outstanding. 

“He was patrolling the midfield and was just shuffling from side to side and it’s the horrible side of football that many people don’t notice.

“But as a defender I could not ask any more of him and I’m sure Ricki’s [Lamie] the same and Andy Murdoch’s the same.”

Inverness did strike the woodwork twice and saw two goals disallowed, but O’Ware is convinced the two efforts from Gary Warren and Daniel MacKay were correctly ruled out.

He said: “The first one, I think, is a clear offside. We’ve pushed it well and Gats is adamant it’s a couple of yards offside. 

“The second one I kind of turned away and was a wee bit angry, to be honest, that Gats was charged, but the assistant ref had the flag up. We’ve played well before and not had the luck, so I’m not going to moan when we do get it.”