JOHN Sutton says that Morton have the perfect opportunity to show the rest of the league what they’re made of as they enter a crucial run of fixtures that could shape their season.

The Ton are four games unbeaten in the league, having lost only once since Christmas, and the veteran striker believes that now is the time to show their mettle as they prepare to face Queen of the South, Ayr and Inverness in the next few weeks.

He told the Tele: “This is a chance to show that we can compete at the right end of the table.

“You can never look too far ahead in football, especially in this league because it’s so tight.

“But with the good run of form we are enjoying we can be confident. Hopefully we can continue that, keep on winning and hopefully keep looking up the way.

“The upcoming run of fixtures are a chance to show the bigger teams in the league just what we can do, but like I said, you need to look at these things one game at a time.

“We can’t take anything for granted and while we are hoping to push up the table, you could easily see a run of results from Arbroath or Alloa and suddenly they are breathing down your neck again.

“They are both part time but they’re still very good teams.

“You’ve also got the two Dundee sides, Ayr United and Inverness who are all relatively big clubs.

“It’s a tough run of games, but there’s no reason why we can’t keep on winning if we play to the same level that we have been over the last few weeks.

“We want to keep this rich vein of form going.”
Sutton admits that he has enjoyed getting his chance back in the side while Bob McHugh struggles for fitness.

He also praised Kalvin Orsi for making an impact and forcing his way into the manager’s plans.

He continued: “I’ve enjoyed having an extended run in the team with Bob being out injured.

“To be honest I’m just happy to be involved considering that I came to the club as a reserve team coach.

“That’s still a big part of my job but it’s been good to get into the team on top of that and contribute to a few wins.

“Obviously on a Saturday, you want to be on the pitch, especially against the bigger sides but it’s been great to see Kalvin also do so well.

“He’s scored a brilliant goal against Dundee United and hopefully that’s the platform for him to push on.

“Bob is back from injury now and has put in some good shifts. It’s good to see all the boys doing well and hopefully we can all contribute throughout the rest of the season.”