GREGOR Buchanan hopes the heavy loss against Dunfermline Athletic will be  the last as Morton look to cut out their inconsistency.

The Ton have suffered several heavy defeats at the hands of Ayr United, Ross County and most recently their 3-0 defeat to the Pars at the start of December.

After each loss the Greenock outfit have managed to put in a much improved display in their next game, either bouncing back with a win or picking up a point with a good performance to go with it, like they did on Saturday against Dundee United when they drew 1-1.

But with so many highs and lows already this campaign, before even reaching the halfway point of the Championship season, the defender hopes all the topsy-turvy form is over.

Buchanan says it’s down to everyone at the club to pull together in the right direction to end it.

He told the Tele: “It’s something that’s summed up our season, as we’ve put in a good performance and we’ve dropped points, we need to pick up some more consistency.

“It comes from everybody, the manager, the players, the staff. 

“Everybody has to be in on it because we’ve got to fix it and we can’t keep going on like this.

“I thought we were excellent on Saturday. I felt we were fully deserving of a point, if not more, so the onus is on us on Saturday to perform.”

The centre-back, who joined the club from Livingston during the summer as one of former manager Ray McKinnon’s first signings, grabbed his first Morton goal in their draw against the Tangerines.

The defender has scored at least a goal a season in his playing career, with his most profitable campaign in front of goal coming back in 2013-14 when he played for then-League One side Airdrie, notching five times.

The defender says he puts pressure on himself to find the net, and after ending an almost 15-month drought the former Dumbarton and St Mirren man hopes he can begin racking up the goals now.

He added: “I was scoring a bit more frequently earlier in my career. 

“I don’t know if you don’t go unnoticed, and don’t get picked up when you’re not as well known, but I seem to be wrestling with the big boys when I go up for set pieces.

“It’s something I need to add to my game as I should be scoring more goals, and it was good to get off the mark after not scoring for a while.

“I put pressure on myself to score because the likes of [Michael] Tidser and [Charlie] Telfer put good balls into the box, and we’ve got to make the most of the set pieces.

“We’ve done alright from them this season and it’s nice to get off the mark.”