James McPake will have told Graham Dorrans what has been the problem for Dundee this season.
But getting out on to the Cappielow pitch for half-an-hour will have truly opened the new signing’s eyes as to what has been holding the Dark Blues back, stopping them from building any sort of Championship momentum.
It really shouldn’t be this hard for a team with the array of talent Dundee have got to score goals.
Dorrans has an eye for a pass that will open doors but others in the side – chiefly those up front need to take equal responsibility.
James McPake name-checked young Finlay Robertson again and he was right to do so.
He is a class act who barely wastes a pass and has a way of controlling the tempo of a match that rarely comes to a midfielder at this level of football in his teenage years.
To my eye there was one moment which summed up a second half that produced few, if any, proper chances for Dundee.
The ball came to Robertson 30-something yards from goal. Nobody offered him an option for a one-two, pulled out wide or shifted along the defensive line. So he was forced into taking on the sort of shot that comes off once a season.
The likes of Dorrans and Robertson, one a former Scotland international and the other a possible future Scotland international, need to get more movement in front of them if they are going to unlock packed defences like Morton’s on Saturday.