MARKUS Fjortoft believes Morton's heroic performance against Motherwell can inspire them to Championship safety.

The Norwegian defender's last-gasp header cancelled out Stephen O'Donnell's strike in extra time to take the Scottish Cup last 16 tie to penalties.

Despite Ton bowing out of the competition after an agonising defeat in the shootout, Fjortoft says they can take plenty of positives from their display ahead of tomorrow night's crucial showdown against Hearts.

He told the Tele: “It was a bit of a rollercoaster of a game with the way things went in the final couple of minutes.

“It’s disappointing, especially after such a strong performance, but we need to take inspiration from it especially having played against Premiership opposition.

“For us, if anything the game gives us a great boost of confidence going into what is arguably the most important two weeks of our life.

“The league is the most important thing for us right now and it’s now our sole aim to stay in the division.

“We play the newly-crowned champions in Hearts tomorrow night and we need to take great confidence into that game.

“We know what is at stake and you never know what could happen.

"We just need to continue with that level of performance and see where it takes us."