MORTON boss Dougie Imrie has challenged his players to make Cappielow a place to be feared again on the eve of Championship action returning to Cappielow.

The Ton chief had a similar message when he first took the Cappielow top job last Christmas and his side gave him an immediate reaction, only losing twice at home for the remainder of the season.

He has demanded more of the same as he looks to build on the point gained last week away at Hamilton.

He told the Tele: "We need to make Cappielow a fortress - that is key to the season ahead.

"That was the message when I first came in and it's the same now, if we want to be successful this season.

"Cove will be a tough test for us as they won the league last season and came up through a really tough division.

"They've started off with a really good result against Raith Rovers and their tails will be up, but we need to do feed off the fans and let know that they are in for a game from the first whistle.

"They've got good quality throughout their squad, so it will be difficult.

"I played with Ian Vigurs at Inverness and he's still a very strong player and they've got the likes of Mark Reynolds and Shay Logan who've got European experience, so it'll not be an easy game for us."

Imrie says he wants to build on the draw last Saturday.

He added: "We've managed to build some momentum going into the game, which is good.

"The Hamilton match last week was an okay start for us. You want to try and get off to a flyer with a win but when you're presented with an away game first, you are happy to take a point.

"The games we've had with them have been tight and usually settled by a mistake, which will happen a lot this season with us carrying a younger squad.

"But we've had three positive results going into the game so we'll be looking to carry that forward and get our first league win."

The Ton chief admitted that he will need to be patient to add to his squad after the departure of skipper Kyle Jacobs, who joined FC Edinburgh late last week.

He also hopes to reveal his new captain imminently.

Imrie added: "The money we've freed up with Kyle going on loan is going back into the squad.

"But just because we've got some funds freed up doesn't mean that we should throw ourselves at the first player that comes along.

"They need to be the right player for the club and the team.

"Kyle wanted to go and play games and I don't blame him for wanting to do that.

"We'll look to strengthen now and announce the new captain in due course - we're lucky to have a few leaders to choose from."

Morton have no fresh injury concerns heading into tomorrow's game.

Lewis Strapp was taken off as a tactical precaution last week against Hamilton after picking up a booking and Alan Lithgow is back in the squad after training ahead of the game.

Jack Baird, Grant Gillespie and Darragh O'Connor are also all available.