MORTON defender Jack Baird says that he doesn’t mind winning ugly after the Cappielow men registered their first victory in a month to get back in the hunt for the Premiership play-offs.

The big Ton defender hopes that the vital victory over Queen’s Park can be the spark that sees them go on another unbeaten run over the crucial final games of the season.

Baird is delighted that his side have managed to reach the 40-point mark, widely regarded as the magic total that’ll guarantee safety.

He told the Tele: “It was a bit scrappy. I don’t mind that though, as long as you win.

“I don’t mind winning ugly and we’re delighted with the clean sheet as well. I thought Ryan Mullen was brilliant in the net as was Kirk Broadfoot, whose goal set us up really nicely at a good time in the match.

“It was a good win even if it was a bit scrappy.

“The key for me is always getting enough points that you ensure that you at least stay in the league for another year.

“The three points gets us to 40, which is a nice total to be sitting at at this time of year.

“It also sets us up nicely for this weekend’s trip to Airdrie, which will be a tough game.

“We’re travelling up to their place and they’re challenging for the play-offs too.

“We’ll see how it goes, but we’re hoping that the win on Saturday is the start of another run for us - we’ve got six games left now and that’s our aim between now and the end of the season.

“You can’t predict form in this league, anyone can beat anyone so we need to take things a game at a time and see what happens.

“We’ve got one more game left than most other teams, so we’ll do the best we can."

Baird believes that his defensive partner Broadfoot’s deadlock-breaking header at the weekend was a finish worthy of a top striker.

He said: “Kirk’s header was deceptively brilliant.

“It’s a hard skill to do that, looping the ball over the goalkeeper.

“You can’t beat the goalkeeper with power from that sort of range, especially with that kind of set piece delivery too.”