JIM McAlister says Morton will be seeking redemption for their mauling against Inverness when they return to the Highland capital on Saturday.

Ton conceded four goals in the second half against clinical Caley and the skipper hopes they can put the defeat behind them before they revisit the Caledonian Stadium for the Tunnock’s Caramel Wafer Cup tie.

McAlister admits they will need a big improvement after their disappointing second-half performance on Friday 

He told the Tele: “It’s frustrating, especially off the back of two very good results in the league. 

“We’re back in Inverness next week in the cup, but we need to get a good week’s training under our belts to get it out of our systems.

“No doubt the gaffer will be making a few changes, so we’ll have to take it from there.

“It’s a chance for redemption. Ideally I’d want to be playing again on the Tuesday but we’ve got the full week to work on where we went wrong because, for the first 40 minutes, we forced them into errors and the press was working up until that point. 

“The game plan worked a treat for the majority of the first half until they scored their first goal.

“As they scored so late in the half it changed the team talk at half-time and it changed the dynamic of the game because we’d frustrated them very well in the first half.

“I think if our final ball had been slightly better in and around their box then we could’ve been a couple of goals to the good, but the second half just wasn’t good enough and we know that.”