MARK Russell says he is confident Morton have what it takes to turn around their dreadful league form after Saturday's defeat in the Highlands.

Ton are languishing in ninth place - one point ahead of Dunfermline - after the loss to league leaders Inverness and the 26-year-old admits that the two goals conceded were avoidable.

Wide man Russell is frustrated they failed to build on last Saturday's Challenge Cup triumph over Montrose and hopes they can put their poor form behind them as soon as possible.

He told the Tele: "It's just frustrating, the boys had come up here in a good frame of mind and thinking that we'd turned a corner after winning on penalties last week.

"We had a lot of confidence from that game and the way that the game has panned out is that we've been beaten 2-0 and, in reality, it was two preventable goals that we conceded.

"We've only got ourselves to blame for the season that we've had so far.

"We started the season well, with a draw and a win, and we were really confident after that but things just haven't gone our way at all after that.

"We just need to keep working hard and hopefully we can get that result which will help us turn things around.

"In spells the boys have shown what we can do as a team and we must do that more often to improve our form."