GAVIN Reilly believes Morton are finally beginning to show a ruthless streak at both ends of the pitch.

The Livingston loanee says Ton displayed a clinical edge that has been lacking up front this season in their five-goal mauling against Dunfermline on Saturday.

Reilly says Morton can also take confidence from their mean defensive performances since manager Dougie Imrie has taken charge at Cappielow.

He told the Tele: “The goals we scored against Dunfermline showed the quality that we’ve got in the team.

“Even before I came I knew about the quality that we had up the top end of the park and I don’t think it’s quite worked for us up until this point. Our luck may be changing now.

"It is about being clinical, but clinical at both ends because you’ve got to take your chances up the top end of the park when you get them and it’s also about keeping them out at the other end too.

“The goals we have conceded haven't been great, however, I feel as if in the last two games we’ve now rectified that.

“We went 1-0 down at Kilmarnock but we came back strongly and dealt with the pressure.

“Then on Saturday we were extremely professional and took our chances very well in the first half before Robbie Muirhead came on in the second half and scored a great goal when it’s come his way too.

“We put Dunfermline under pressure from our long throws and treated them as set-pieces.

"At this level if you put teams under pressure then you’ve got a great chance of scoring like we did on Saturday.

“As much as it’s a credit to the gaffer, it’s a credit to ourselves as well."

Reilly insists that Ton need to replicate the resilience they have shown in the last couple of weeks in their crucial showdown against Ayr United.

After two draws against the Honest Men, the striker hopes they can go one better and secure a valuable three points at Somerset Park.

He said: “The game down there the last time wasn’t the greatest of spectacles, with all due respect.

“Even the game here at Cappielow, to go 1-0 up and then lose two goals was frustrating but we showed a bit of character to come back into it.

“It’s up to us to go and show that character again and this time make sure that we come away with a win to follow up on the Dunfermline result.

“Since the gaffer came in, he’s given us a shape to play in and a style that he wants us to carry out our duties and we’ve done that.

“The gaffer has come in and tried to lift and motivate us, but at the end of the day, when we cross that white line it’s only ourselves who can go and play the game."