MORTON playmaker Aidan Nesbitt is adamant that his side can pull off a shock result in the capital when they play Hearts at Tynecastle today.

Ton go into the game having lost three out of their last four games but Nesbitt is firmly of the belief that they can stop the rot and that Tynecastle is the perfect place to do so.

The 24-year-old believes Morton can draw inspiration from their performance at Tannadice just over a year ago when they secured a point against eventual Championship winners Dundee United and Queen of the South who recently held Hearts to a 1-1 draw.

He told the Tele: “We’re all really up for the game. These are the types of games as a player at this level that you really look forward to.

“We’re only playing them once this year at Tynecastle, so we're determined to play well and hopefully get a result in the process.

“We’re fully aware that we’ll be underdogs going into the game and we’re quite happy to go out and prove people wrong.

“We’re working towards getting something from the game, having not only a positive performance but a positive result to boot.

“We’re not on the greatest of runs in terms of form but there’s no better time to turn it around than at Tynecastle today.

“Hopefully if we can get a result then it will turn a lot of heads because we are confident that we can go and do that.

“As a squad we’re certainly more than capable of going to Tynecastle and getting a result, but you need a bit of luck when you’re playing against teams like Hearts.

“You need to frustrate them, just like we did at Tannadice last season.

“If we can go out, play our own game and express ourselves – anything can happen.

“Queens showed it last week. They frustrated the life out of them and got a draw and would’ve felt hard done by not to get all three points.

“Although we’ve not been picking up a lot of points recently, there’s still been a lot of good performances in that time frame. I wouldn’t say every game has been good because they haven’t but we’ve got a lot of positives to take going forward.

“There’s not a better time to get a result than today.”

Nesbitt is keen to make the most of his opportunities in the latter part of the campaign as he looks to find a level of consistency.

He is also working hard to find the target after missing what he called ‘sitters’ against both Alloa and the Doonhamers.

He said: “If you miss chances like that then you need to face the consequences.

"If I’ve scored those chances I’d be away celebrating like a loony and talking about it no problem.

“It would be different if we’d won those games anyway without me missing, we’re probably four points worse off because of them.

“These things happen in football, you get bad days sometimes and even in the second half against Alloa and Queens I think we played really well - but the sitters overshadow that.

“You need to take the highs and the lows.

“When I came back into the team I thought 'I’ve done alright'.

“I’ve maybe hit a wee blip since but it's up to me to start playing with that level of consistency that I know I can again and, there’s no better place to start that than at Tynecastle.”