JACK Baird admits Morton’s defeat to Partick Thistle has left them ‘looking over their shoulders’ as they look to pull away from danger.

The Firhill defeat left Ton only two points above the bottom of the league, with basement boys Partick Thistle gaining ground on David Hopkin’s men and Alloa overtaking them after their win against Dunfermline.

The St Mirren loanee insisted that with plenty of football to play, the Ton can still hit top form as the campaign goes on.

He told the Tele: “We are looking over our shoulders a wee bit now.

“The thing is, though, you can only take it one game at a time.

“There are 20 something games to go – so there’s still a lot of football to be played.

“We’ll go again on Saturday, see what happens and try to get the three points from the game, which is something we’re all really keen to do after Saturday’s result.

“You’re better off to hit your peak form later in the season anyway. There’s nothing worse than starting well and then petering out towards the end of the year and end up being sucked back down again, so hopefully we can kick on from here.”