MORTON striker Robbie Muirhead aims to fire his side into the promotion race this weekend by downing Dundee.

Ton boss David Hopkin has said the club’s aim is to stay up this season, but a win at the weekend would see them draw level with the Dark Blues, who currently sit fourth in a play-off berth.

The in-form striker believes that Ton can take huge confidence from their draw against champions-elect Dundee United, but he insists that they have to remain focused as they look to make a late surge towards the play-offs.

He told the Tele: “We definitely can use this as a platform to finish the season strongly, but we can’t get carried away because we just need to keep this run of form going for as long as possible.

“The upcoming game against Dundee is the exact same circumstances as the Dunfermline game here a few weeks back.

“If we win we’ll be level on points with them and that bit closer to the play-off places, maybe even in them, so it’s a great incentive for us to go out and put in a big performance against them.

“We just need to keep focused on ourselves right now and make sure that we pick up as many points as we can before the end of the season, so we can’t afford to get too hung up on either looking ahead or looking behind us, we’ll be okay if we just keep to ourselves.”

The attacker feels as if Saturday’s display against league leaders United showed just how far the Ton have come under David Hopkin, with his tactics being carried out more efficiently in recent weeks.

Despite it being his first game back at Tannadice since leaving Dundee United, Muirhead insists that he didn’t feel he had anything to prove against his former side.

He said: “I didn’t really feel as if I had a point to prove against them, even though it was my first time I’d played against them since I left Tannadice, but it would’ve been nice to get the three points.

“Even though they got the late equaliser, the match was a complete contrast from the last time we went up there and it shows just how far we’ve come in that time, because even after the early goal that was disallowed, we managed to weather the storm for most of the game.

“The character the boys showed was amazing, we gave everything to try and keep them out, but unfortunately, guys like Lawrence Shankland only need one chance and he’s got one at the back stick, but it’s a great result nonetheless.”