PETER Grant insists that helping Morton get a clean sheet was a better feeling than grabbing the winner in their victory over Dundee.

Grant’s bullet header from Nicky Cadden’s free-kick proved to be a sucker punch for the Dee as they couldn’t find a way through Ton’s tight defence that was expertly marshalled by the centre-back in a man-of-the-match performance.

The result saw Morton jump back into the play-off places and Grant is adamant that earning the clean sheet — Ton’s first in the league this season — meant more to him than scoring the decisive goal.

He told the Tele: “It was a great delivery from Cadds, it’s something that we work on a lot so to score from a set piece like that was brilliant.

“Obviously for myself, I’m wanting to be a threat in both boxes — especially my own — but I can be a threat in the opposition box as well and if it helps us out then I’ll be delighted.

“I’m happy to contribute in a positive manner. There’s nothing better than a winning feeling, but the biggest thing for us was to get the three points - we fully deserved it.

“The clean sheet is actually sweeter than the goal to be honest, I’m not just saying that.

“I try and pride myself in being a number one defender and that’s what we’re judged on, as well as our distribution and playing out from the back.

“I think a lot of it comes down to the way that football is changing now, with more teams looking for their centre-halves looking to be a bit flash and carry the ball out from defence.

“My main job is to be the number one defender and to keep clean sheets and protect my goalmouth and that’s what I try to do to the best of my ability day-in, day-out, so hopefully I can get as many as I can.

“The goal was a nice bonus.”

Grant believes that the Ton are laying strong foundations to push on and possibly mount a challenge for a play-off place having won their first three home league games.

Ant the defender believes that the Ton are well on their way to making Cappielow a fortress.

He added: “We want to try and make Cappielow a very difficult place for any team who comes here.

“Regardless of whether it’s home or away with the group that we have here, we believe that we can take anyone on.

“With me being at Falkirk previously, it was always tough coming to Cappielow, so I know how hard it was coming here as an away player.

“They always made it hard for you to come here, so that’s what we’re looking to replicate and we feel that we’re capable of doing that. The way the game went against Dundee showed just how hard to play against that can be.”