JACK Baird says Morton players  can win back disgruntled fans by redeeming themselves against Dunfermline on Saturday.

Some supporters vented their frustration after seeing their side slump to a 6-0 defeat at Tannadice at the weekend.

The central defender believes the Pars clash will be the squad’s biggest test of character — but says continuing their winning run at Cappielow can get the Ton faithful back onside.

He told the Tele: “This is a good chance for the boys to show what they’re really made of. 

“Obviously the gaffer will be expecting a big reaction from everyone, he’s made it clear that it wasn’t good enough.

“Saturday is a good chance to get the fans back onside with us being at home.

“We’ve been good at home so hopefully we can just keep that going now.

“We’re looking for that bit of consistency, it’s one of those things where you want to win your home games.

“It’s hard enough to go away at the best of times, let alone when we’re giving teams chances like Saturday.

“The home form is the key for us. We’re trying to replicate that in our away games.”

Baird blamed silly mistakes early on as the Ton found themselves 2-0 down in the opening five minutes.

He thought the Ton had turned a corner after keeping a clean sheet against Dundee.

He added: “It’s not nice being beaten like that. We had a game plan that we were going to try and stick to but we killed ourselves by conceding two goals so early.

“It was really disappointing because we thought we had given ourselves a platform to build on after a really good performance against Dundee where we recorded a clean sheet.

“You can’t give a team with that quality a 2-0 head start, it was an uphill battle from there.

“You want to get yourself back into the game but not leave yourself open at the back. Then we conceded right before half-time, which wasn’t great.

“Whenever we seemed to get a grip of the game, we seemed to make another mistake and that killed us.

“It’s only three points we’ve lost, so we’ll need to try and bounce back at home to Dunfermline, which is a game that we’re all looking forward to.”