MORTON boss Dougie Imrie believes his players have the perfect opportunity to show the progress they’ve made under his tenure when Kilmarnock visit Cappielow this evening.

The 38-year-old says his players have been superb for him so far, but they were left kicking themselves last Saturday after conceding a late equaliser for the second week in succession.

It prevented them from securing their Championship status for another year, meaning they are still searching for points to get over the line.

Imrie has told his men to 'keep their eye on the ball' ahead of the crucial final five games and wants to make the most of home advantage against the league leaders tonight, with his side undefeated at Cappielow since his arrival.

He told the Tele: “Killie away was my first game in charge and we’ve had 13 games now and only lost two.

“It’s a chance to show everybody’s favourites for the league how far we’ve come in that time.

"We’ve got nothing to fear.

“It's down to the work the boys have put in, I'm delighted for them.

“Another couple of wins would’ve done it for us I think, the last couple of games have gone against us in the sense that we’ve conceded late goals from a set piece two weeks in a row, which is really disappointing.

“If we were to win them then I think that’s us home and dry in regard to staying up but we’ve just got to keep pushing.

“All the teams in the bottom half need to go and play each other now and they’ll start cutting each others' throats, so we just need to stay focused for the task in hand.

“We’ve got to just keep doing what we’re doing but the good thing for us is that three of the five games we have left are at home.

“Whoever comes here will know there in for a hard game, the boys have done that ever since I started here and I'll continue to make sure they do until the end of the season and beyond.”

Imrie was relieved to be back on the touchline last Saturday after completing his SFA ban.

Now he wants to urge his men on to a big result against the league leaders.

Imrie told the Tele: “It was good to be back in and around the boys, but my head wasn’t saying that after the game right enough with the way it ended!

“It’s not about me though, its about the job that the boys do when they go out on the park on a matchday.

“It was disappointing that they couldn’t come away with three points, so we’ll need to try to bounce back from that tonight."