MORTON striker Gary Oliver admits that losing out to Montrose tonight will be the lowest point of his career with the club’s Championship status on the line.

The 25-year-old’s fifth-minute strike offered he and his team-mates a lifeline going into tonight’s second leg after they surrendered their early goal advantage in a poor second-half performance.

Oliver, who is coming to the end of his fourth season at Cappielow, admits that going down isn’t a viable option and would be one of the worst moments of his career with the club he cares about most.

Today the former Queen of the South hitman has urged his team-mates to go out and show that they’re good enough to remain in the division.

He told the Tele: “It would be awful for a club like Morton to go down.

“I’ve been here the best part of five years now and it would be the worst day of my career if we get relegated.

“It’s not a thing that I really want to look at too much because it’s horrible to think of.

“We’ve still got tonight’s game to look at and we need to take care of it ourselves.

“We can't come into it disheartened. Because we’ve been beaten we need to look at it as a fresh start and project ourselves to safety.

“It was the dream start for us on Saturday, we were moving and passing the ball quite well and then when we scored I’d say we were probably the most confident that we’d played all season.

“We were doing so well and were in control and then we’ve come out for the second half and it’s all just gone flat - nobody seemed to want to go and win it.

“We were happy with the one goal when we probably should’ve gone and put the game to bed when we could with the wind behind us.

“They’re going to come down to our place having a goal advantage now and it’ll be an uphill battle.

"But it's far from over yet, there’s still a lot of football to be played between kick-off and full-time tonight.

“It’s good that it’s only one goal because it keeps it tight and there isn’t going to be a lot in it between the sides.

“If you grab a goal it levels things back up and it can hopefully swing things in your favour to go on and win the game.”

Oliver issued a rallying cry to his team-mates to give it their all to keep their faint survival hopes alive.

He believes that they are more than good enough to see off Stewart Petrie's side.

He said: “I think we’ve got more than enough to go out and beat them and progress to the final.

“It’s all to play for, we can't let our heads go down just yet.

“We’ve had to put a lot of work in and show that we’re not finished yet.

“We just need to go out and give it our all later on in what is going to be the biggest game of our season.”