CHARLIE Telfer says tonight’s game against Alloa Athletic is huge for Morton as they try to avoid being dragged into a relegation scrap.

Ton are four points above the Wasps, who are bottom of the Championship heading into this evening’s game at Cappielow, with just four points separating five teams in the division.

Telfer believes victory against Jim Goodwin’s team would be massive in their bid to move away from the relegation dogfight. Jonatan Johansson’s side are without a win in their last five games and have picked up only one victory in their last 11 outings.

The Ton have drawn their last two matches away to both Ayr United and Queen of the South.

Telfer, who scored the vital equaliser against Queens on Saturday, says that despite their poor run of form his side are showing glimpses of improvement.

The former Dundee Untied man believes the fact they have come from a goal down in their last two games shows their determination after suffering early setbacks.

He told the Tele: “It shows good resilience from us going into the last five or six games.

“We were a bit leggy in the first half, but we picked it up again in the second half. It shows we’ve got that side to our game.

“We knew Saturday was really important.

“That was why we were so disappointed with the way we started the game, and tonight is another big one for us.

“We’re building up a bit of momentum as well – okay we’ve not won but we’re not far away from it.

“If we can piece together a bit more consistency in both halves then we have a good chance against Alloa.

“We’re disappointed first and foremost that we are where we are.

“We’ve got ourselves in it but we’re very confident and we’re assured that we can get ourselves out of it and away from it.

“Then we can just enjoy ourselves and hopefully finish the season on a high.”

Alloa had been struggling until they managed to pull off a shock result against table toppers Ross County last week.

They followed that up with a crucial win over Falkirk, with the winner coming late on from Jordan Kirkpatrick as the part-timers try and escape relegation.

But Telfer is confident Morton can get a good result against the Clackmannanshire outfit. He added: “They’ve built some momentum up in the last few games.

“Tonight’s game is huge. Every game is huge for us at the moment, but if we play as well as we can do we’ll come away with a good result.”

Telfer has struggled with injuries recently, but says after starting the Ton’s last three games in the space of a week, he’s feeling better than ever.

He said: “I’ve not been getting any pain from it and it’s the best it’s felt in a while. I’ve not been thinking about it which has been nice.”