MORTON boss Dougie Imrie says his players could be in for one of the toughest games of their season tomorrow - despite playing an already doomed Arbroath side.

The wary Ton gaffer believes that despite facing opponents who've already succumbed to relegation, they will have to tread warily.

He thinks the Red Lichties will be playing for pride, without pressure and that could see them pose danger as Ton strive to confirm their place in the Championship for next season.

Imrie told the Tele: "I think this could be one of the most difficult games we've played this season. I'd imagine the Arbroath players still have a lot of pride to play for.

"So we're aware of how difficult the game will be. Gayfield's never a great place to go to at the best of times. But we have to go there and win the game, or at least pick up a point.

"I always say if you pick up a point away from home it's usually a good point. But at this moment in time, we need all three."

Going into the game Imrie says he has dismissed the hosts' recent poor results, but he admits his squad are also disappointed by their own form.

He told the Tele: "I don't look too much into other teams. They've lost six on the bounce I'm led to believe, but all of that goes out of the water. I'll go and pick the team that I think will go and win us the game and try to get back down the road with three points.

"The boys are hurting, we all are. We know ourselves that the last few weeks haven't been good enough in terms of points.

"However in the games I think that the performances have been good. We've just not been clinical enough whilst conceding too many at the other end.

"I would be more worried if we weren't making chances. But we're certainly making great opportunities and not putting them away, whereas at the other end of the park teams are getting one or two and they're taking all of them.

"Dundee United took four, Airdrie took three. But some of those goals were put on a plate for them, it's not like we're being cut open and I'm sitting back and wondering how that happened. It's basic errors, not going to your man or letting crosses into the box.

"It's things that can be sorted, but it's down to people doing their jobs properly."

Imrie wants to sign off for the season with enough points to match last term's fifth-placed finish.

He said "The season's coming to an end and fourth is outwith reach but we can still pick up enough points to go and finish fifth for a second season.

"It would be a remarkable achievement for us to have gone and done that in back to back seasons."