CHRIS Millar believes that the Morton squad have proved their mettle after two solid Betfred Cup performances.

Ton bounced back from the 5-0 reverse against Raith Rovers with a 1-1 draw against Renfrewshire rivals St Mirren and a 0-0 draw with League One side Partick Thistle both away from home.

The Ton veteran believes that the players have shown character in the last two games and have steadied the ship after the setback in Kirkcaldy.

He told the Tele: “I think that we’ve had a great start to the season in all honesty.

"We’ve taken six points from 12 and didn’t lose a game in the Betfred Cup outwith the penalty shootouts.

“Obviously, we were really disappointed with the Raith result but games like that can happen and to be fair to them, they were very clinical and played well.

“They deserved their win and sometimes you’ve got to take it on the chin that we didn’t play well or set up that well.

“It’s good that we were able to just come straight back in and prepare for a game on the Wednesday against St Mirren and then Partick Thistle on the Saturday.

“I think that it’s been a credit to the boys and the manager how they’ve reacted after that because we’ve put in two really good performances and in the space of a week we’ve gone from maybe being a bit doom and gloom to things looking maybe a bit more positive.

“I thought that the performance on Wednesday night was brilliant because we managed to limit St Mirren to very little in the first half.

“We were still well in the game and the manager brought on more attack-minded players to try and have an influence on the game.

“We ended up dominating the second half and probably should’ve won it.”

Millar stressed to his team-mates not to dwell on the disappointments or get carried away when results go their way.

He warned that they should stay focused on the task in hand as they prepare to travel to Angus to face bottom of the table Arbroath as Ton look for their first three points on the road.

He said: “It’s a totally different feeling, because we’ve played well against a Premier League team and then have played well again on the Saturday, keeping another clean sheet, although we didn’t score.

“That’s football and you need to learn to ride with the highs and the lows. You can’t afford to get too down when it's bad and not get too high when it’s good.

“That’s something that the manager is good at, is making those big calls for specific games.

“He’s got a good squad of players that is really hard to choose from and he’s got to do what’s best for the team.

“He’ll do the same again going into Saturday’s game against Arbroath where we will look to get back to winning ways.”