REECE Lyon believes Morton have the perfect chance to end their Fir Park hoodoo when they lock horns with Motherwell in the Scottish Cup this Saturday.

The North Lanarkshire venue hasn't been a happy hunting ground for the Greenock men, with Ton losing on their last six visits, including last season's penalty shootout defeat.

The midfielder insists they are long overdue a win in the Steelmen's backyard and he believes Morton's recent resurgence in the league gives them hope of causing a fourth-round upset.

He told the Tele: “We seem to get Motherwell a lot and we know that it’s a hard place to go.

“I’d probably say that we’re in a better place than we were last year too, so hopefully we can take this run of form into the tie this time around and we’ll go there and prove a point.

“The aggregate score is just ridiculous, so hopefully we can start to turn it around and progress through to the next round whatever it will take, whether that’s penalties or not.

“Morton haven't had a great record at Fir Park over the years and for me personally it would be nice to go about changing that starting on Saturday.

“We’re in a good place just now, though, and we’re coming into the game off the back of three good results. so we’ll go into the game full of confidence.

“Motherwell are up near the top of the league and we know it’ll be a tough game for us.

"But when we went there last season we drew with them when we weren't doing so well so we can take confidence from that and hopefully progress to the next round.

“The majority of their squad is still the same and on top of that they’ve just lost Tony Watt who’s their top scorer and the top scorer in the league, so we can try to take advantage of that."

The youth academy graduate says they can take confidence from their penalty shoot-out victory against Inverness Caley Thistle in the previous round of the competition.

Lyon has urged his team-mates to embrace the underdog tag and believes they can use it to their advantage against Graham Alexander's side.

He said: “We’ve done quite well in the cup competitions this year. We did well up in Inverness and we probably should have beaten them in 90 minutes at Cappielow.

“Hopefully we can get a run in the cup and keep on proving folk wrong because we weren't fancied much against Inverness and we managed to see them off.

“It’s 100 years since we last won the cup so that in itself is a bit of motivation.

"The last time the club won the Scottish Cup they played Motherwell in the fourth round, could it be written in the stars? Who knows?

“Let’s just see what happens come five o'clock on Saturday night."