MORTON defender Brian McLean believes that his side's decision-making cost them against Raith Rovers.

The veteran centre-half admits that he and his team-mates didn’t carve out enough opportunities as they faltered in Fife to remain eighth in the Championship.

He believes that next Saturday’s Scottish Cup tie against East Fife is a great opportunity to bounce back before returning to league business against Inverness Caley Thistle.

He told the Tele: “It’s a tough one to take but it just shows you those fine margins in football - you get punished for it.

“Unfortunately, we really did not create enough, especially in the second half.

“We had decent opportunities in the final third and we chose to exploit the wide areas instead of going down the middle.

“In the end, decision-making on the ball wasn’t as sharp as it normally is and we’ll need to dust ourselves down, analyse it and get ready to go again.

“We’ve got the cup game first against East Fife and then we’ve got Inverness, so it gives us the perfect opportunity to bounce back and it is imperative that we do.

“It’s been a long season, we just need to go and make sure that we finish it on a high now.”