Morton skipper Thomas O’Ware relishes being underdogs

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Thomas O’Ware is happy for Morton to stay under the radar as the Ladbrokes Championship enters the second half of the season.

The 24-year-old Morton skipper headed a late equaliser in the 1-1 draw against leaders St Mirren in the Renfrewshire derby at Cappielow on Tuesday afternoon.

Most of the fall-out surrounded second-placed Dundee United closing the gap on the Saints to three points with a game in hand.

However, Jim Duffy’s side, who lost to the Taysiders in the Premiership play-off quarter-final last season, are in fifth place, two points off Dunfermline who occupy a play-off spot.

Defender O’Ware said: “Last year we were the underdogs and nobody really spoke about us. It was Falkirk, Hibs and teams around us.

“That is what we enjoy. We don’t want to be favourites.

“If folk don’t put us up there with the good teams in the league then fair enough, the pressure is on the other team.”

O’Ware also noted that Morton are unbeaten in their three games against the league leaders this season.

He said: “(St Mirren boss) Jack Ross has done a great job, put a good squad together so they deserve credit for what they have done.

“But that is three times we have played them and won once and drawn twice.

“We know that on our day we are better than anyone in the league. As the gaffer says, it is about consistency and trying to do it on a regular basis.

“St Mirren have done it which is why they are top.

“But I don’t think they are a better team than us, they are just more consistent so from now until the end of the season we go into the game trying to win every game and see where it takes us.

“If it gets us in the play-off we go from there, if anything else happens we deal with it from there but our goal is to get as many points on the board as we can.”