MORTON manager Jonatan Johansson says his players have a point to prove against Ross County today after suffering their ‘worst result of the season’ the last time they played in Dingwall.

The Ton head north to the Highlands to take on league leaders County, who have won their last four league games.

While the Greenock outfit have performed well against the Staggies at Cappielow, securing two wins over comanagers Steven Ferguson and Stuart Kettlewell’s team, they lost 5-0 at Victoria Park back in October.

Johansson says his side must replicate their form from last week’s games against Queen of the South and Falkirk to have any chance of coming away with a result from Dingwall this weekend.

He told the Tele: “It was the worst result of the season up in Dingwall.

“It was a wake-up call for everyone, and we moved away from the back four after that, they totally dominated that game. We couldn’t match them in terms of player-to-player, pace and the way they scored the goals. We lost some really poor goals that day.

“After that we focused a lot on the defence. I’m not making any excuses for it, in this league if you look at all the teams you need to be solid, especially if you are not one of the bigger teams.

“It was a wake-up call for everybody and everybody who played in that game should take that as inspiration to show how much they’ve improved since then because we had a good result against them [in January].

“At home we have only lost one goal in the last five games, and that was a poor goal to lose, and we want to make it really hard for Ross County.”

County suffered two defeats in the league at the start of 2019, one at the hands of Morton and the other the following week to Queen of the South, who beat them 4-0.

But since those two results County have won four in a row in the league, solidifying their hold on the top spot, as they seek to bounce back to the Premiership at the first attempt.

Johansson added: “They were the favourites before the start of the season, they strengthened in the January transfer window, they are still the favourites to go up and playing at their home is difficult. It’s the longest and toughest away trip of the season for us.

“We know the task but I think from last week we can be positive about it because we got two much-needed results during the week.

“We could have had even better, we could have had six points from our performances. If we can match those performances I think we have a chance of doing well in this league, especially the defensive performance.”