PETER Grant says Morton have what it takes to be Championship contenders this season.

Ton will be looking to stay hot on the heels of league leaders Dundee United when they take on Inverness Caley Thistle at the Caledonian Stadium tonight.

Grant is determined to be challenging at the top end of the league at the end of the campaign and the defender believes the Greenock men have the winning mentality to do just that. 

He said: “I don’t see why we can’t be in this position at the end of the season. 

“Everyone wants to go out and win because you need to have that mentality, there’s no point in playing if you don’t want to win.

“That’s what I want to do in football, to be a winner, to go and challenge for titles, to be in the play-offs. 

“You want to be up at the top of the table so that when you look back on your career you can say that you’ve had success on the park.

“Our most important thing is that we take each game as it comes, we keep our heads down and go about our business quietly and we never look too far ahead. 

“This is why our most important game of the season is Inverness tomorrow night as we don’t want to get caught out.

“Hopefully we can get a good result and kick on from there.

“I want to get the best out of myself here at Morton. 

“I’m really enjoying my time here and we really believe that we can go on and be successful.”

Grant feels Ton are capable of securing a result in the Highlands but he insists they can’t afford to switch off against John Robertson’s men. 

He told the Tele: “The response we had last week [against Partick Thistle] was brilliant and once we scored the first goal it looked as if there was only one team in the ascendancy. We kicked on to totally overrun them and take the game to them.

“We just need to stop conceding goals now.

“It showed the character we have in the dressing room, with that never-say-die attitude, and we’ll be looking to take that into the Inverness game tomorrow.

“We’re looking forward to it, we want to keep this run in the league going now.

“We believe that we can face anyone in the league and match them.

“If we can go up there and impose ourselves on the game and keep our concentration then there is no reason why we can’t come back down the road with a positive result.

“The gaffer and the staff are showing belief in us and we’re starting to show that we’re getting to grips with what they want from us with the way that we play.”