MORTON winger Aidan Nesbitt admits a strong performance and three points against Ayr United are long overdue.

David Hopkin’s men are looking to pick up their first point against the Honest Men this season after losing 4-2 at Somerset on the opening day and suffering a 3-2 loss at Cappielow in October.

The winger felt the Ton did enough to beat Queen of the South on Saturday and says their unbeaten start to 2020 means they can travel to Somerset Park with confidence.

He told the Tele: “We’re due a result against Ayr United.

“We’ve spoken about it this week and have been saying that they’ve taken six points off of us this season and they’re the only team that we haven’t had a result against.

“We’re going to Somerset in a better place now. We’re going into games more confident in ourselves now and believing that we can go there and get three points.

“It’s a massive game for us. This is the business end of the season but there’s a sense of optimism in the camp going into the game.

“We felt as if we should have won on Saturday, it really felt like two points dropped but the positive that we can take from it is that we’re still unbeaten in 2020.

“Compared to where we were before Christmas, we’ve got such a good platform to kick on now and go and get some great results.

“We’re getting a point from games that we might have lost eight or nine weeks ago, or even turning them into three points with the performances that we’re putting in.”

Nesbitt, who turned 23 last week, is looking to build on his goal against the Doonhamers after a frustrating spell on the sidelines.

He added: “I hope that I can kick on now after scoring that goal. I was delighted to be back in the side and considering the conditions I thought I played not too badly, considering my style of play.

“I’m not the most physical, I’m more of a technical player, but I feel as if I worked hard and did quite well. It’s hard to be a winger in those kind of games.

“It was a nice way to round off the week of my birthday, although three points would’ve topped it off really.

“That’s all that was missing but if it stands us in good stead for the rest of the season then that’s all that matters.

“If we can keep grinding those wins out here and there and we’re not beaten by teams in and around us then that can only be good for us.

“We’re going into Saturday’s game confident, which is different from maybe three or four months ago.”