JIM McAlister says Morton can take plenty of positives from their Dens Park trip - despite suffering a narrow defeat against Dundee.

The veteran midfielder believes that they should have claimed at least a point after creating several chances to level things up in the second half.

He told the Tele: “A point is maybe the least that we deserved. We lose a soft goal but once we recover our shape after about 15 to 20 minutes we felt like we were the dominant side.

“We’re leaving Dens Park disappointed and I think that says a lot about us because Dundee’s squad is littered with talent, so hopefully we can learn from this and take it into next week.

“Markus [Fjortoft] came so close, especially the one at the end where he was right on top of the goalkeeper.

“A point would’ve been the least that we deserved from the game and even when we went to 10 men, we still had a big threat in the game.

“We gambled to get more men up the park and it worked because we penned them right in towards the end.

“I think it shows you just how far we’ve come if we’ve gone toe-to-toe with one of the best squads in the league and we feel hard done by not getting something from the game.

“The squad is strong and when we have players coming on it’s like for like and they make a difference to the team.

“We can't afford to get carried away because we lost at the end of the day, but we have plenty to pick ourselves up with for next week."