PETER Grant hopes that a victory against Brora Rangers tonight will propel Morton towards a successful Christmas period as they look to gain some ground on the play-off places before the turn of the year.

The centre-half believes that the Ton will get a result against the Highland League side but he insists that they have to remain professional as they look to negotiate a tricky tie in Sutherland.

He warned his teammates not to let the conditions unnerve them as they look to secure a fourth-round showdown against Premiership outfit St Johnstone.

He told the Tele: “We’re all looking forward to the game tonight.

“We need to show them what we’re about and get on the front foot from the off.

“We need to be energetic and have a tempo about us but the main thing is getting through to the next round — and there’s extra incentive because we know that there’s a tie against Premier League opposition at


“Our biggest target is to do what we need to do, concentrate on ourselves and hopefully get the job done because we know we’ve got the quality in our ranks to go through to the next round.

“It could be a reality check for some of the players in the dressing room as it’s going to be back to basics in terms of the setting at Brora, but that’s just part of being involved in the cup at this stage when there are still clubs from a lower level involved.

“We just need to show what we’re good at and reach the standards that we know we can get to in what I’m sure will be an exciting tie.

“We know what we’re up against now.

“Leading up to the games every week we have footage to analyse of the opposition, and against Brora there wasn’t a lot of footage to watch so we were heading into the unknown in a sense.

“At the end of the day the focus is on what we can do and if we can do that effectively we can take on any team.

“A win would take us into the Dunfermline game nicely.

“Dunfermline have come off the back of a very good result at the weekend.

“They’ll be confident but a win could take us back to within a point of them. For them to go and score five goals, whether it’s against ten men or not, is a great achievement, but we’ll take care of that when it comes.

“It’s a big month for us so we’re just having to take it game by game.”

Meanwhile, Morton’s postponed fixture against Dundee United has been rearranged for Tuesday December 10. Kick-off at Cappielow will be at 7.45pm.