STEPHEN McGinn says he's well prepared for Morton's Championship d-day when they travel to Arbroath on Friday night in the hunt for survival.

Ton go into the final-day decider to avoid the relegation play-offs after blowing numerous chances against an already-relegated Alloa side in the 1-1 draw at Cappielow.

McGinn revealed that the prospect of a final day shootout against the Red Lichties was always playing in the back of his mind when he joined the club last month.

The 32-year-old is no stranger to nail-biting finales having kept Ton's Renfrewshire rivals St Mirren up with a draw against Hibs at Easter Road on the last day of the 20016-17 Championship season.

He told the Tele: “It was disappointing not to get the win, but we know what we need to do on Friday now.

“I probably felt when I came here that when you were looking at the fixture list that it might come down to needing to go to Arbroath and getting a win on the final day, and that’s how it has turned out.

“We could’ve made life easier for ourselves this week but it wasn’t to be.

“I think we did enough to win the game and we could’ve won on Tuesday night as well, but it just didn’t happen for us and we need to go up to Arbroath and win now.

“I’ve obviously experienced it before up the road at St Mirren a few years ago.

“I know what it’s all about, it’ll be tense and nervy, but these are the games that you love to play in. It would’ve been lovely to go up there with a travelling support because, even though I was at St Mirren the last time, it was a great day for the support. You could see what it meant to them, but of course it’s not to be this time around because of the times we find ourselves in.

“We know what we have to do, we need to go up there and win a game of football and then that’ll hopefully be the season done for us.

“It’s not an easy place to go, they’re a good side with good experience and they can mix up it, scoring plenty of goals in the process.

“You just need to look at them scoring three against Dunfermline on Saturday and then how well they beat Ayr.

“We know it’ll be hard but at the same time, it’s a game of football and if we win it then it’s job done."

McGinn praised the character shown by his team-mates to get back on level terms - but he admits they will need to be more clinical against the Red Lichties.

He said: “We showed really good resilience to get ourselves back into the game so quickly.

“When you’re so dominant in a game and you lose such a cheap goal from a set piece, it can really knock you. I think it did for five minutes, I won't lie.

“We then got the goal back and put ourselves in so many good situations, but we just couldn’t put them away.

“We’ve got to be more clinical, we’ll be punished if we don’t take those chances on Friday night.”