BOB McHugh has insisted that he and his Morton teammates are capable of turning their fortunes around ahead of Saturday’s must-win game against Arbroath.

The in-form hitman admitted that the squad knew it would be a tough season after starting with only four registered players, two of whom have subsequently left the club. 

But he believes that the current squad has the mettle to stave off the threat of being dragged into a relegation battle.

He says that the performances are getting better and it’s only a matter of time before their luck changes.

He told the Tele: “We knew at the start of the season that it was going to be a tough one.”

“It is a tough decision. Any team can beat any other team on any given day. 

“The last few games have been really tight, but we need to make sure that we’re on the right end of the result this week instead of losing by the odd goal.

“We’ve got a really good group in the dressing room and we’ve definitely got enough quality to go on a good run and get ourselves out of this bit of trouble that we’re in just now.

“Between the management and the players, we’ve got everything to push ourselves up the table. 

“We’re not that far away from getting those results either.

“We’re definitely going in the right direction and I think that as soon as we get a couple of wins on the bounce we’ll be alright.”

The 28-year-old admitted that he didn’t expect the stark change of fortunes in front of goal after the Ton had scored 14 goals in their first four games of the season. 

But he believes that the unity within the dressing room will be vital as they look to climb up the table.

He added: “We’ve had to tighten up at the back since the start of the season when we were scoring goals for fun.

“If we can get back to scoring but also keep clean sheets then that would be us there but it’s such a fine line to try and get that.

“We are getting closer. Despite the away form the heads haven’t dropped either. We’re confident that we’ve got enough in the changing room to start turning those results around.

“That’s the difference, though. There is a confidence in the dressing room because we know that there isn’t much in the games.

“It’s just wee individual errors that are killing us, but if we can get those and the lapses of concentration sorted as a team then we’ll be okay.”