NICKY Cadden believes Morton can use underdog status to their advantage against Dundee on Saturday.

The winger says being written off brings out their best performances and believes it paid dividends against Partick Thistle last month.

Cadden hopes it can have the same effect when they play more-fancied opponents like Dundee and Dundee United as Ton look forward to walking out at Cappielow this weekend after three weeks on the road.

He told the Tele: “We don’t mind if we have the underdogs tag, because it means that we have nothing to lose. Nobody is expecting us to take anything from these next two games, but we know in the dressing room that we’ve got a good squad full of good players.

“It’s probably better for us if everybody writes us off, because then hopefully we cause a few upsets.

“We enjoy being the underdogs, everyone in the dressing room is working for each other and we’ve got a great togetherness which has been well documented, especially against the likes of Hibs and Partick Thistle.

“That beats anything else on the pitch, we know we’ve got the ability to go out on the pitch and be able to get a draw or a win against anyone that we face.

“It would be good to prove people wrong. Obviously myself and the manager have done that before at Livingston having got promoted twice, so if we get some good results over the next couple of weeks then it’ll be good to do that again.

“It probably brings the best out of us when we’ve got a point to prove.

“It’s good that we’re back at Cappielow especially after having three away games on the spin.

“It’ll be good to have the fans behind us again.”

Cadden wants to use the agony of Ross McCrorie’s wonder save from his free-kick against Queen of the South last week to help him kick on and is determined to bounce back with a goal against Dundee on Saturday.

He said: “It’s frustrating that we didn’t take our chances, which has been one of the positives over the last few weeks. We absolutely battered Queen of the South in the second half, it was really disappointing that we didn’t get that goal to kickstart us to at least get a point.

“As soon as I hit the free-kick, I thought it was going in – I don’t think I could’ve hit it or placed it any better.

“I couldn’t believe it when I saw his big hand come up and palm it away, I was gutted that it never went in.

“It’s moments like that which help drive you on to get it out your system.  

“It’s good that we’ve got games coming thick and fast and they don’t come much bigger than the next two against the Dundee sides.”