Morton manager Jim Duffy is wary of a backlash from Falkirk this afternoon after Paul Hartley’s men were dismantled by Dundee United at Tannadice last week.

Far from denting the Bairns’ confidence, Duffy reckons that opposite number Hartley will have his men fired up to set the record straight as the ‘Ton travel to the Falkirk Stadium.

“They’re in a difficult situation, losing comfortably to Dundee United at the weekend,” Duffy told “But if anything, I think that will make them more dangerous.

“Paul won’t want that type of performance again – and I don’t think he’ll get that type of performance again. So, I think it will be extremely tough for us. But we’ll go there, we’ll be ready, and we’ll give it our best shot.”

Duffy is taking confidence from the fact that Morton travelled to take on Dunfermline at East End Park for the first match in a demanding double header during the week and came back down the road to Greenock with a well-earned point.

The Cappielow boss was delighted that his men proved they can cut it against the high-flying teams in the division, but he has warned his players they can’t afford to take their foot off the gas this afternoon.

Despite Falkirk’s lowly position at the moment in the Championship table, Duffy believes his men will have to take today’s opponents just as seriously as the Pars if they want to come away with any points.

“We knew what was coming up, away to Dunfermline and then away to Falkirk,” he said.

“We got a point at East End Park and that will give the boys confidence, and show that, against teams who are at the top end of the league, when we are up for the challenge and we concentrate and focus, we can match them.

“We’ll have to do the same to Falkirk.”