KYLE Jacobs says that Saturday’s call-off has added extra pressure to Morton’s crunch match with fellow strugglers Alloa Athletic this weekend.

Ton dropped to ninth after Partick Thistle leapfrogged them with a win over Inverness.

The Greenock men now go into the showdown at Recreation Park knowing a defeat will see them slip to the bottom of the table. Jacobs was disappointed by the decision to call off the Queen of the South clash and frustrated they didn’t get the chance to put valuable points on the board.

The midfielder admits the postponement has piled more pressure on Ton ahead of the relegation six-pointer as they look to put some distance between themselves and the Wasps.

He told the Tele: “We trained on the park and it was perfectly fine so we’re a bit confused as to why it got called off. Obviously the ref has made the decision and that’s final but we were all disappointed not to get the game played.

“The decision does kind of put a bit more pressure on Saturday’s game against Alloa, but I think even if we had played on Saturday all the games coming up are going to be big for us over Christmas and New Year.

“They’re all teams in and around us and we need to go into every game to try and win, so we just need to get over the disappointment of Saturday being called off and go again.

“Hopefully we can get a positive result.

“We need to start picking up points, we can’t afford to be left behind.

“We want to stay in the pack ahead of us so when you see Partick winning, it’s getting a lot tighter, but we need to look after ourselves because we can’t afford to get caught up on what everyone else is doing.”

The midfield enforcer admitted that despite the early optimism from when he first signed on at Cappielow, he knew it would be a tough season for the Ton with the Championship more competitive than ever.

He believes that they need to find some consistency to put a good run together to rise up the league.

He added: “I always knew it was going to be tough.

“It’s always been a tight league and it was no different last season when I was at Queens.

“We just need to get a couple of wins together, because once you get a couple of wins together you’re shooting back up the table towards the top.

“It’s just about getting a bit of consistency now.

“The next four games are all winnable, we’ve played each of the teams before and we know what to expect from them.

“We know what we’re capable of and we know that on our day, we can beat any team in this league.

“It’s just about getting that consistency and run of good wins going.

“We just need to take it a game at a time really, the main aim is to get three points from every game that we play.

“They’ll be no different to any other game that we’ve played.”