CAMERON Salkeld has warned his team-mates that Dundee will be like a 'wounded animal' as Morton look to claim their second league win in a row tomorrow.

The Geordie front man knows James McPake’s side will want to take the frustration of last week's 6-2 mauling against Hearts out on Ton.

While Salkeld has respect for internationals Charlie Adam and Graham Dorrans, the 21-year-old is relishing the Dens Park trip and is confident Ton can pull off a surprise result.

He told the Tele: “I watched Dundee playing against Hearts on Friday night there and we can't afford to read into the scoreline too much because it’s going to be a tough game.

“From what I saw of them on Friday, they looked a bit leggy if I'm being honest, which we can hopefully use to our advantage.

“If we can carry our mentality of 'we’ll run you into the ground' into the game then I don’t see why we can't get something, the group are confident in themselves.

“They’ll have a point to prove and will be right up for the game.

"They’ll be like a wounded animal and we cannot afford any slip-ups whatsoever because you can see the quality in their team.

“They’ve got some big names in that side who will be great to come up against, with the likes of Charlie Adam and Graham Dorrans.

“They’ve played the majority of their career in either the English Championship or Premier League, so we can't afford to let them have a big influence on the game.

“We’ve been quite lucky to have had only home games so far, but it has been weird without the fans.

“You don’t really notice what’s going on but it’s going to be different in the bigger stadiums and it could be a bit daunting.

“We just need to take it in our stride and focus on ourselves and hopefully we can continue this positive start.

"We’re one game down and we’ve got 26 to go, there’s still a lot of football to be played but hopefully we can keep it up and have a successful season because there’s no reason why we can't.”

On a personal level, Salkeld is looking forward to the prospect of going up against childhood friend Jordan Marshall who currently occupies the left-back berth at Dens Park.

He admits that it will be a tough test coming up against his old pal and hopes that they can battle it our for the full 90 minutes to see who can come out on top.

He said: “An old mate of mine, Jordan Marshall, plays at left-back for them, so if the gaffer thinks I deserve to start and puts me on the right then that could be a good little contest.

“We trained a bit together back at home when the Covid restrictions lifted and we were allowed to do stuff at a distance.

“He’s a good player too, so it’ll be nice to play against him and see who comes out on top.

“He was forced off in the game at Dens last season after doing his hamstring, so we’ve had a bit of banter about it since because I obviously went on and scored so I’m really looking forward to getting stuck in if the gaffer sees fit.”