MORTON manager Jonatan Johansson says their run of eight ‘cup finals’ begins today against Alloa Athletic at Cappielow.

The Ton currently sit six points off the promotion play-off places and six points off the relegation play-off spot.

Despite being bottom of the table, the Wasps have caused the Greenock outfit problems this season, beating the Ton in their last two encounters.

In those games three of the four goals Morton conceded came from penalties, while the other was a bizarre own goal.

Morton have performed better at home than away this season and Johansson wants to extend their good run at Cappielow.

He told the Tele: “It’s the business end of the season. Every game means so much to every team and it’s coming up to that climax now and everyone is fighting.

“Each game is its own individual battle, it’s totally different going from Ross County away to Alloa at home, but I don’t look at the league positions at the moment, it’s about winning the battle against the opponent you’re facing.

“They’ve been very tough games against Alloa, very physical games, set-plays and a lot of long balls.

“We’ve lost four goals against them, three of them were penalties and the other was a freaky own goal.

“Being solid is key because you have to be patient. The longer the game goes the more it’s going to open up, so you have to have a good balance between defence and attack in a game like this.

“It is about keeping our home form as well, which has been pretty good. If you look at the Queen of the South and Falkirk games we need to build on that, we know what we want to do.”

Jim Goodwin’s side have slumped to the bottom of the Championship after a poor recent run of results.

They have lost five of their last six league matches, winning one against Queen of the South with a last-minute winner.

The Wasps have only lost one game this season by more than a two-goal margin, and usually remain in games until the closing minutes.

The Clackmannanshire outfit have scored a third of their goals this season in the final 15 minutes of matches, and Johansson says that ability has been key to them staying in contention to avoid relegation.

He added: “For me looking at Alloa this season their strength has been keeping themselves in games, keeping it solid and then going for it in the last five minutes.

“They’ve got a lot of late goals and that’s their strength, they haven’t been losing four or five goals each game, and when you’re solid you’ve always got a chance.”