GUS MacPherson is ready to ring the changes to solve Morton's defensive dilemma.

The Ton manager says the 2-0 defeat to Inverness Caley Thistle has left him with some decisions to make after lapses in the backline cost them dearly in the Highland capital.

MacPherson admits that his side have been left feeling 'fragile' after the result but has called on his men to stand up and be counted ahead of this weekend’s crucial match against Queen of the South.

He told the Tele: “We will have to make changes after the decision-making that cost us at the weekend, there’s no doubt about it.

“You’re going to be challenged away from home and we’re a wee bit fragile at the moment.

“This is when we’ve got to show the proverbial, that you’re big enough and and brave enough to deal with the situation.

“I still think that we had the better chances in the first half.

“Even when we lost the first goal from our own corner, which is quite frankly ridiculous in that situation, we had chances in the first half. But we didn’t take them at all.

“The goal early in the second half was the one that killed us, and we didn’t react to it, which was really disappointing.

“Some people might think that we don’t look like a team who should be sitting ninth in the table, but we are and that’s a problem.

“It’s been the story of our season so far."

The Cappielow boss says most of his side's problems have been self-inflicted and he hopes they can rectify these issues sooner rather than later.

He said: “It’s totally bizarre that you can lose a goal from your own corner kick, but it’s individual mistakes that are hurting us.

“We can only trace them back and identify the situations and understand that you need to deal with it better or we make changes.”

Saturday's defeat has left Ton just one point off the bottom of the Championship table.

MacPherson says he had been left disappointed with the way his side came out and started the second half, going behind only four minutes after the restart though Michael Gardyne's strike.

He added: “Every game away from home is going to be tough and we know that.

“Inverness is always a tough place to come away from but in a positive note I thought that we gave a good account of ourselves in the first half.

“We lost a poor goal very early in the second half and we don’t respond to it.

“We didn’t start the second half correctly at all to be honest and that’s really disappointing.

“It’s something that we need to sort out and work on as we’ll only continue to hurt ourselves if we do that.”