PETER Grant has called for unity in the Morton squad as they aim to recover from their Tannadice humiliation.

The towering centre-half admits the players were left reeling after the 6-0 defeat to league leaders Dundee United.

However, he believes that Ton have a pool of players who are capable of competing at the top end of the table and has issued a rallying cry ahead of Saturday’s clash against Dunfermline on Saturday.

Grant has stressed that the togetherness of the squad will be key as they look to bounce back against the Pars this weekend.

He told the Tele: “Saturday was disappointing to be a part of because we thought we were turning a corner after the result against Dundee the week before.

“We need to go again and be consistent, that’s what we’re crying out for.

“We’ve got a group who can come together and most importantly stick together.

“We’ll learn from what we didn’t do well and refocus with a good week’s training and make sure we’re ready for a tough game against Dunfermline on Saturday.

“We need to try and take the three points to get ourselves going again.

“But as I’ve said before it’s a rollercoaster.

“Things swing on you like the game against Dundee United and you can come away wondering how it happened.

“It’s hard to put a finger on it.

“We’re a new team but we will get there. We’re slowly but surely learning but the most important thing at this point is to start getting that consistency and I believe that we will get that.”

Grant says that the Ton need to keep building on the foundations set by David Hopkin if they want to improve and kick on.

He says they must learn from their mistakes if they want to be in the mix come the end of the season.

He said: “We spoke about the performance after the game and we knew that it wasn’t acceptable with the standards that we’ve set ourselves.

“We’re looking to learn from our mistakes and get back to what we were doing and kick on in another tough game on Saturday.

“We need to be beating the teams in and around us if we want to be successful and we’ve got a belief in ourselves to carry out our duties and what’s been asked of us.

“We’re building foundations for a steady team, but we need to build on that and if everyone carries out their duties individually as a team then we know that we won’t be far away.

“We know what the manager and the staff want us to play like, so it’s all about doing that over a consistent period of time now.

“It’s just up to us now to start doing that.”