CRAIG McGuffie says he hopes to give Morton fans a reason to celebrate when they are welcomed back to Cappielow for the first time in over a year for the play-off final.

The winger’s last-minute wonder strike against Montrose ensured that 500 Ton supporters will get the chance to attend a game before the season comes ends as he set up a two-legged play-off final against League One side Airdrieonians.

The first leg will be played at the Penny Cars Stadium on Tuesday night before next Friday’s return fixture at Sinclair Street.

With Tuesday night's game against the Gable Endies destined for penalties, McGuffie says that he was delighted to make a valuable impact and book Ton's place in the final.

He told the Tele: “It’ll be brilliant to have the fans back in for the second leg of the final, even if it is only 500.

“There was a few up on the hill at the car park on Tuesday and we definitely knew that they were there.

“I think that they made a difference, even from a distance away – they were loud and they cheered us on trying to create an atmosphere - so to have them back in for what will be the last game of the season will just be fantastic.

"I’m really looking forward to it.

“I’m delighted to have scored the winner and to have given us a lifeline to get through to the final.

“The gaffer said that myself and Nizzy [Aidan Nesbitt] would be vital purely because we needed more of an attacking output to get those two goals.

“He said that we were always going to get on and would be the ones to make the difference - but after starting the game so well I was questioning if I’d even need to come on.

"Then Montrose got their goal about 10 minutes before half-time and it made things edgy and it could’ve gone either way.

“I was happy to come on and to get the finish like that as well, it does wonders for your confidence.

“I felt like I was standing there for at least a minute wondering what to do and then out of nowhere I saw a wee gap between his legs and just slipped it through and I’m just happy that it’s gone in.”

McGuffie revealed that he banished a personal hoodoo hanging over his shoulders - getting his maiden strike in a new set of boots.

The winger joked that he had lost his old ‘lucky’ boots and was worried when his next goal would come from having netted this season with the previous foot gear.

He said: “I’d actually lost my old boots and I’d been looking everywhere for them with no avail, and I’d scored all of my goals this season in those boots so I was a bit worried when I couldn’t find them.

“There’s nothing better than a last minute winner and even after that the boys done well to keep it tight at the back for the few minutes that were added on.

“I was thinking that I couldn’t score without them at one stage but thankfully I’ve gone and stamped that out on Tuesday night and we’re through to the final, where I believe that we have more than it takes to ensure our safety.”