DOUGIE Imrie has today warned his players they're not safe from relegation yet as Morton aim to keep their survival bid on track against Ayr United.

An upturn since the new year has moved the Greenock men up to sixth, with Ton currently nine points clear of basement side Queen of the South and six ahead of Dunfermline who occupy the relegation play-off spot.

The 38-year-old says it's crucial the gap between his side and the bottom two is maintained going into the final furlong of the campaign.

And Imrie has urged his players to overcome another important hurdle in the race for survival tomorrow by beating the Honest Men for a second time this term.

He told the Tele: “I hope that it’ll be yet again another good spectacle for the fans at home - but we’ve got to keep on pushing.

"We can't rest on two decent results because we’ll get dragged back into the fight.

“We’ve had a great reaction from the Queens defeat in my opinion, in two tough games against a team that were fighting for the title at the time and a team who were fighting for their lives in Dunfermline last week.

“We’ll be in for another tough game tomorrow against Ayr who are in a similar position to ourselves so we can't let up on that.

“We go into every game looking to get three points. On Friday night we only came away with one but all in all it was a good point for us to take as it got us a point closer to ensuring that we have Championship football at Cappielow next season.

"We had the opportunity to put some real pressure on the teams above us last week due to the fact that we played on the Friday night and after the game we were left kicking ourselves at a chance missed in doing so.

“But you’ve got to look at how far that means we’ve come in such a short period of time.

“When I first came in the door we were rooted to the bottom of the table a point behind Dunfermline.

“Now we’re six points ahead of them and seven off Raith in fifth.

“For us the objective has always been to stay in the league from day one and eighth is enough for us to do that, it would mean the club have already bettered last season’s ninth place finish.

“We don’t want to get carried away and get caught up in trying to break into the top five.

"We just want to get as many points as we possibly can between now and the end of the season."

Imrie is delight for January arrival Iain Wilson after he netted his first goal for the club in last week’s draw against his old club Dunfermline.

He believes that he was well worth the goal for his efforts since his mid-season arrival from East End Park.

He said: “It’s always the same story, with any player going back to their old club. It’s written in the stars that they’ll grab a goal.

“I’m delighted for Shug [Wilson] to be honest. He’s been great since he first set foot through the door at the end of January and he’s been getting a bit of stick in the background that’s been a bit unjust in my opinion.

“For me the shift he puts in for team every week is fantastic and I'm delighted that his efforts were rewarded with a goal against Dunfermline."