TON duo Michael Tidser and Luca Gasparotto and on the road to recovery after recent injury scares.

Midfielder Tidser, 28, sustained a hamstring strain during last weekend’s Scottish Cup quarter-final defeat to Celtic at Parkhead and had to be substituted.

Defender Gasparotto, 22, has not featured since he suffered breathing problems, caused by a rib injury, in the recent 1-0 win over Dumbarton.

However, it’s hoped that midfielder Tidser will win his fitness race and be ready in time for today's trip to Falkirk, while Gasparotto could be back for Tuesday’s night’s visit to Livingston.

Ton boss Jim Duffy said: “Michael, who felt his hamstring earlier on in the game on Saturday, has had a few days rest and seems okay, so hopefully he’ll be okay for the weekend.

“Luca is still feeling it but he’s trained, I would say, 50 per cent the last couple of days — but he’s not at the full tilt stage yet. Hopefully another couple of days settling down will help and perhaps he’ll be available for Livi.

“But at the moment it looks like he’ll be unavailable for the Falkirk game.”

Duffy has told his players to forget their performance against Celtic last weekend and ensure they are ready for the club’s major ambition — their promotion play-off push.

Ton played well for an hour last weekend but ultimately lost the cup match 3-0.

Duffy said: “When you play a team like Celtic, it doesn’t matter if you are Morton or anyone else, there’s a different outlook on the game. A different aspect.

“You’ll see teams play a different way, for instance, and we were more defensive against them, more tactical.

"So they are one-off games and you treat it as a one-off.

“In every game we play we’re working hard, we’re organised and difficult and that’s what we’ll continue to try to be.

“But the Celtic game is done and dusted, it’s gone.

“The players put up a spirited performance and deserved some plaudits for it but ultimately we have to focus on the league and they’re different expectations, different types of games, different demands and different styles.

“Everything is different about it. We wanted to compete and we did compete but now we move on to the challenge of the league which is incredibly difficult.”