CHRIS Millar admits it’s time for Morton players to stand up and be counted tonight against Queen of the South after the dismal display against Ross County.

The Ton were thrashed by the league leaders who were ruthless with their finishing and fully deserved their 5-0 victory in the Highlands.

Millar was visibly frustrated with his side’s lack of fight and character after conceding and admitted things just continued to get worse for Jonatan Johansson’s side as the game wore on.

The veteran midfielder believes they have what it takes to redeem themselves at Palmerston tonight.

He told the Tele: “County were the much better side, they worked us and outplayed us in the first half, especially they had good possession.

“It was just an all around terrible performance and I don’t think there’s any player that can hold their hands up and say they did well enough.

“It was even the basics, running as hard as you can, making sure you mark your man and that’s when you talk about having the confidence to go and play. Every player is massively disappointed and there are questions that need to be answered tonight.”

Saturday’s mauling was Morton’s second heavy defeat in the space of a month, having shipped five to Ayr United as well.

In between there have been some good performances, but Millar believes that was all undone in Dingwall on Saturday.

The midfielder, who rejoined the club for his second spell in the summer from St Johnstone, says their consistency needs to dramatically improve.

He added: “You can’t go through a season playing well one week and poor the next. Where do you stand? You don’t get any consistency and we need to improve on that massively.

“It’s worrying because you can’t turn it on and off each week, and that’s what the manager emphasised after the game.

“Last week’s training was brilliant, believe it or not the warm-up was good, it was all positive going into the game and it was the character we lacked for me. When we lose a goal, how do we react?

“We lose another one. We lost two goals and you could see another three, four or five are coming and that can’t be happening.

“Boys need to look at themselves hard, myself included. Everybody as a team needs to be honest with themselves, did you work as hard as you should have done and on Saturday’s performance not many people can say yes.

“It’s a good bunch of boys that we have here and I know we’ll get a reaction and we need to have it.”

Millar is a doubt for tonight’s clash at Palmerston after his groin injury flared up again against County.

He added: “I felt it when I went in for a tackle with Stelios [Demetriou] and I felt it stretch. “It’s sore but we’ll see how it settles.”