KALVIN Orsi believes months of hard work on the training pitch with Anton McElhone has helped sharpen his goal threat.

Orsi’s brace saw Ton rise to third in the table and marked his return to the starting 11 after a month-long absence.

The former Aberdeen colt was delighted his hard graft with new Morton boss McElhone finally paid off with a double against Queen of the South.

He told the Tele: “I was over the moon, even when I got the second because it was two different kinds of goals.

“It was two good poacher’s goals, which I’ve worked on a lot with Anton [McElhone], getting between the sticks and about the six-yard box.

“Both of them fell in the exact same area so I was happy that I’ve managed to execute something that we’ve worked on in the months before that.”

The striker had a legitimate goal cruelly chopped off the previous weekend against Dunfermline and he believes that his double was the perfect way to bounce back after seeing his strike not given in Fife.

He said: “I was delighted to have gotten off the mark for the season. I felt that it was a long time coming.

“I’d worked for ages for a goal and it’s finally come off for me, it was nice.

“To finally score at home as well was brilliant.

“It was a bit of a full circle moment for me. I’d been out of the side for a couple of weeks so to then come back in for the first time at Dunfermline only for my goal to be chopped off was heart-wrenching – it was so clearly over the line.

“In my head going into the weekend, I was counting it as a goal just to keep my spirits up and to be up for the game, but as soon as I scored on Saturday I was looking over to the linesman worrying that the same would happen again, so when it was allowed it was just pure emotion – it was a relief.

“I could’ve so easily let it affect my confidence because of what happened up at Dunfermline but I was even more determined to score against Queens.

Orsi admitted that his job has been made easier from the likes of Robbie Muirhead, who delivered a delightful cross for his second strike of the afternoon.

He believes that the Ton have hit a good run of form at the right time and is confident that their form can carry on into the new year.

He added: “When you’ve got a delivery like Robbie’s you don’t need to move, it makes your job so much easier.

“The change of formation that we’ve had suits players as well like him and myself because it allows him to get the ball in earlier and create more opportunities further up the park.

“It’s been a brilliant start to the festive fixtures, the last two weeks have been fantastic.

“We’re still the same team with the same players and I think it’s just a slight tweak in the formation that’s brightened everybody up.

“It’s just worked for us so far and we’re hitting a purple patch at the right time and ready to go on a good run, it’s all just clicked.

“To be third in the league is very promising and at the end of the day when you’re playing these top teams like Dunfermline and beating them once, you’ve shown its possible.

"I believe that we can beat anyone on their day so hopefully that can continue against Inverness.”