Moore: Win puts us beyond Jags' reach

ALLAN MOORE hopes Morton can put title glory in their own hands with victory over Partick Thistle this weekend.

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Allan Moore is looking for three points against Jags to go eleven points clear at the top
Allan Moore is looking for three points against Jags to go eleven points clear at the top

The Ton head into the top-of-the-table clash with an eight- point lead in the Irn-Bru First Division, but nearest rivals Thistle have three games in hand after fixtures against Cowdenbeath and Raith Rovers were postponed in the last fortnight.

Fellow promotion hopefuls Dunfermline saw their title bid suffer a huge blow in midweek as they slipped to a 4-2 derby defeat to Cowdenbeath.

Victory for Moore's side tomorrow would put them in pole position in the race for the First Division title and the Cappielow boss is keen to keep up the momentum in the title charge.

He said: "Thistle having the games in hand is all fine and well, but it won't make a difference if we beat them tomorrow.

"If we beat them on Saturday then we go 11 points clear and it puts the whole thing in our hands. It would open up a gap that would mean the three games wouldn't matter. It is up to us to keep the momentum going.

"We have got to try and get the three points on Saturday and get the gap up to 11 and then it is up to Thistle what they do in the three games.

"We have not got any fears, we know we can more than match them.

"In the two games we have played against them I don't think we have played that well.

"We only played for 45 minutes in the first game and 45 minutes in the second game so if we can play for the whole 90 minutes this weekend then we are confident that we can get the three points.

"It is obviously being built up to be a big game but it is the same three points you get for beating anyone else.

"It would give us a good advantage over Thistle with twelve games to go though."

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