MICHAEL Tidser reckons there’s a strong belief among the Morton squad that they can secure a promotion play-off spot — but they need to back it up with results on the pitch.

Jim Duffy’s side occupy third spot in the Championship table and they hold a slender one-point advantage over fourth placed Dundee United.

But the Tayside outfit have played three games less, meaning Ton’s position in the promotion play-off spots is far from being a done deal. 

Midfielder Tidser, 28, is convinced that if Ton apply themselves in the remaining 10 games, there’s every reason to be cheerful come the end of the campaign.

He told Tele Sport: “I think there’s a belief among the squad that we can do it, but it’s easy to say that.

“We have just got to apply ourselves right and focus on it and if you can do that, then you never know.

“We have a lot of big games coming up and we’ll be trying to pick up as many points as we can and try to make it as successful a campaign as we can.

“It’s right in our hands to get to get into those play-offs and if we can do that again, it’s a great achievement.”

Tidser his team-mates returned to training yesterday after their exit from the William Hill Scottish Cup, losing 3-0 in the quarter-finals to Celtic on Saturday.

And he believes that the grit and determination Ton showed in Glasgow’s east end will be required in abundance if they are to seal a top-four position for the second consecutive season.

He said: “We knew, going there, that we were up against last season’s ‘invincible team’ and the treble winners, so it was always going to be tough.

“But in the first half we gave a good account of ourselves, although we didn’t have that many chances.

“We were resolute and limited them to a few shots from outside the box but over the piece, their superior class showed towards the end.

“But overall, we learn and move on from this.”

Tidser, though, can’t wait for Morton’s next competitive league fixture, away to Falkirk this weekend, where precious league points will be up for grabs once again.

He said: “We actually do okay there. Falkirk are a good team and they have pulled away from the position they were in, so we’ll go there and give a good account of ourselves.

“If we can do that, then there’s no reason why we can’t take the three points.”