CHRIS Millar says that Morton have turned a corner at just the right time ahead of what will be one of their toughest tests of the season against Dundee United.

The playmaker played 45 minutes of the victory against Dundee before being withdrawn at half-time due to injury.

Millar believes that keeping a clean sheet for the first time in the league shows that all the hard work in training is paying off and says the Greenock men can go into Saturday’s Tannadice showdown full of confidence.

He told the Tele: “It was a big win for us, especially coming off the back of a run of losses like we were on.

“We’ve got a win at a really good time, especially with Dundee United and Dunfermline coming up because they’re two very tough ties. I thought we were very well organised and we carried a threat on the counter attack.

“We weathered a bit of a storm in the first half too for a good 15-20 minutes.

“The clean sheet is really important for us as we’d been conceding too many goals of late.

“Brian McLean’s tackle at the end just shows how hard we’ve been working in training, in terms of being really hard to beat and show up well in defence.

“We’ve done that quite well over the last few weeks.

“I was really happy for Brian with that, because that’s what he is all about and he’s stopped a surefire goal, so it was just as important as big Pete’s goal.

“The win gives us a good confidence boost going into the game against Dundee United.

“It was a good day at the office for us.”

Millar knows it would be no mean feat going to Tannadice and getting a positive result, but he believes that the feelgood factor around Cappielow can help the Ton start to pick up their away form against the Arabs.

He added: “Dundee United are the favourites to win the league so it’s going to be a very difficult game, but that result against Dundee has given us a lot of confidence.

“It’s good to come in on a Monday and everyone is buzzing coming off a result like that.

“United have Lawrence Shankland and he can be quiet in games, but he proved on Saturday he just needs one chance and the ball is in the back of the net, scoring two in the 89th and 90th minute, so we need to stay on our toes.

“They’ve got good players all over the park.

“We know how they’ll set up and we need to be well prepared to come up against them, like we do for any game.”