MARKUS Fjortoft has revealed he predicted the first goal of his career would come against Alloa on Saturday.

The Norwegian defender says he had a strong feeling he would net his maiden goal against the Wasps.

Fjortoft was delighted to fulfill his pre-match prediction after netting midway through the second half in Ton's 1-1 draw against Alloa and he now wants to kick on and re-establish himself in Anton McElhone’s side.

He told the Tele: “I was delighted to get my goal for more reasons than one. Firstly, because it was my first professional goal. It was weird – I thought about it on the way to the game, I had a feeling that I was going to score and I did later on.

“I guess it’s a self-fulfilling prophecy in a way.

“Secondly, it was nice to come back into the team and to have scored after few weeks out.

“I’m not going to lie, I was disappointed not to have been playing because I came here to play.

“As every player on the team, I want to play every week – it started out like that and then I wasn’t playing, but the team was doing well.

“I was delighted for the team, but at the end of the day we’re only human so I really hope that I can kick on from here and keep my spot in the side, but that’s up to me now.”

Fjortoft’s glancing header with just over 20 minutes to play put his side ahead - but the centre back insists it should have been enough to secure all three points following a dominant performance.

He said: “We should’ve taken all three points. We showed that in light of the criticism that we received from this end before, we’ve proved that we can play and we were in control of the game.

“We had the initiative and at the end we had the better chances, but it’s the nature of the game that Alloa would inevitably push people forward and that chances would be created.

“Unfortunately, in that defining moment, we weren’t able to withstand their pressure. I’m just gutted for the team more than anything."

Fjortoft believes Morton can look forward to a strong second half of the campaign after a solid run of form over the festive period saw them go unbeaten in four matches.

He added: “We’re looking up now instead of down and that should be a goal of ours.

“We’ve done really well over Christmas and New Year against some really good teams and we’ve showed what we can do.

“We’ve come up to Alloa, who are a good ball playing team and we feel we deserved to win.

“In fact, we know we should’ve won, we’re gutted but we turn that into a bit of confidence and we remain hard to beat going from here.”