JACK Baird says Morton need no extra motivation going into Saturday’s six-pointer against Dundee.

The St Mirren loanee believes that the Ton were hard done by the last time the two sides met at Dens Park and is out for revenge this time around as Morton look to go level with the Dark Blues.

With the club signing defender Sean McGinty this week, Baird believes both sides could see more arrivals before the January transfer window shuts tomorrow night.

He told the Tele: “I thought we had enough for a draw up at Dens Park. 
“I thought that we were really unlucky.

“It was hard not to come away with a point from that game, especially with how well we played up there.

“We’ll take confidence from that performance and the great result we had here at Cappielow against them at the start of the season, but we still need to remain level headed and we can’t get complacent.

“Things change all the time, we can’t even guarantee if everything will be the same at the end of the week because either side could bring in somebody before the deadline on Friday.

“That could make it a difficult game for us. We’ve had a week to work on it though and we know that it will be a hard game no matter who they put out in front of us.

“We can come into the game with an air of confidence off the back of our form but we do need to remain focused.

“The boys deserve a lot of praise for doing so well over the festive period because we could’ve been sitting in a far worse position.”

Baird admits it was tough to concede a goal so late on against Dundee United in the 1-1 draw, but he was proud of the effort he and his team-mates put in after an intense backs-to-the-walls performance.

He said: “It was disappointing to concede a goal like that so late on.

“We did a lot of good defending for the full 90 minutes — it was relentless.

“Our shape and organisation was spot on and we did everything we could, so it was possibly one of our best performances of the season considering how good their home record is and how we got on last time up there.

“The boys are upbeat because we managed to take something from and ultimately it was a good result.

“We were all knackered after it because it’s hard to concentrate at that intensity for the majority of the game.”