DOUGIE Imrie has urged his shot-shy Morton side to find their sharpness in front of goal when they welcome Airdrie to Cappielow today.

The Cappielow chief says last weekend’s 3-1 defeat to Dunfermline left a sour taste in his mouth, but he believes that his side showed signs of coming back to form in their second half performance at East End Park.

He hopes they can build on that by claiming all three points at home to Airdrie today but has identified their lack of ruthlessness in the final third as being costly.

He told the Tele: “Last weekend was disappointing, especially our performance in the first half.

"The second half was a lot more like us.

“We could’ve got back into the game but Dunfermline threw their bodies on the line with a couple of fantastic blocks.

"At the moment I think a few of us are a little bit shot shy.

“Some of us are taking an extra touch and killing our time on the ball to get a shot away earlier.

"Robbie Crawford had a fantastic opportunity along with Cammy Blues, who kind of snapped at his effort when he had time to take a touch.

“But that’s the kind of thing that happens when luck is against you.

"We have an opportunity to make things right on Saturday.

“Airdrie will come to Cappielow and try to pass the ball around through the zones, so we’re well prepared for that.

"The most important thing is to get back winning, it doesn’t matter how we do it."

Imrie says that it has been a difficult few weeks and he hopes his side can find their way out of it starting today.

He told the tele: “It’s been a tough month.

"The game against Partick at the start of the month was hard to take, we’ve then had an upturn in fortunes and managed to beat Elgin before drawing away at Tannadice.

“Getting beaten at Dunfermline shows our consistency isn't there this year, we’ve been up and down.

“But four out of the next six games will be at home, so it’s up to us to make the most of that.

“The home form hasn’t been good enough this season, we know that.

"This run we’ve got gives us a good chance to get back to making amends on that front.

“We need to get back to being the ruthless way that we were last season, regardless of if we’re home or away.

“That spark’s just not there yet. I don’t know why, other than the amount of disruption that injuries have caused us.

"Hopefully we can ride the wave and come back stronger.”