JACK Baird says Morton players won’t panic despite their seventh away defeat on the bounce seeing them slip down to ninth in the Championship.

Morton’s winless streak on the road continued on Saturday with a 2-1 defeat to ten-man Partick Thistle at Firhill.

David Hopkin’s men now occupy the relegation play-off place with only one win in five games all together.

Baird insists he and his team-mates can get themselves out of danger but has warned that they can’t afford to let the frustration of their barren run away from home affect them mentally as they look to bounce back against Arbroath on Saturday.

He told the Tele: “We need to get the first away win off our back.

“I’ve had similar experiences before at a different club where it was the exact opposite and we couldn’t win at home.

“These things are brought up all the time, but the less you think about it in your head the less of a problem it becomes.

“We’ve had a good couple of opportunities to get that monkey off our backs and we’ve not taken them.

“It will come though because it’s not as if we’re a bad team. We’ve got some of the best players I’ve played with here, so it’s not as if we’re panicking about it.

“We need to take a look at ourselves and see what’s going wrong though.”

The defender believes that they can feel hard done by after Saturday’s result.

He insists that Ton were well worth a point as they penned Thistle back for the majority of the second half and saw chances go a begging right at the death.

He admitted that the two defensive errors weren’t good enough as they looked to build on what he felt was a positive first-half performance.

He added: “The fair result probably would’ve been getting the point.

“We actually played alright. In the first half we were good with the ball and kept it and the plan was to come out in the second half and have a go.

“They then get a man sent off and we think we have a chance and then their man comes on and scores with his first touch of the game.

“We get back into it with the header and we thought we could take it from there, but we let them back in again.

“We had plenty of chances after that to go on and get something from the game, even though we’ve let them in twice when they really shouldn’t have been.

“There’s nothing we can do now, we’ve just got to regroup and go again on Saturday at home where thankfully we’re pretty good, so we need to put it right.”