David Hopkin believes his Morton side deserved a point against Dundee United after watching them go down 2-1 at Cappielow.

It’s only their second home loss of the season following a defeat to Ayr United earlier in the campaign. The result leaves the Cappielow side in eighth place, having missed the opportunity to put distance between themselves and the relegation spots.

A missed opportunity for Hopkin and Morton as they lost out to Dundee United at home (Photo by Ewan Bootman/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Hopkin’s men were on the backfoot from the off. Louis Appere got on the end of a loose ball from Nicky Clark’s corner to give United the lead inside five minutes. 20 minutes later, John Sutton had levelled for the home side.

It was a short lived revival though as Lawrence Shankland netted just after 30 minutes to restore the Tangerine lead and win the game. Hopkin has expressed his disappointment after the 2-1 defeat.

“We deserved to take at least a point,” Hopkin said. “We only gave United two chances and they scored twice. Danny Rogers has hardly had a save to make.

Little to do for the Ton goalkeeper. (Photo by Ewan Bootman/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

“There was a chance here but the players gave us everything. We should have had a draw but it was just one of those nights.

“We put Bob McHugh on and he does his hamstring, it was one of they nights. I just tell the players we are getting better. We competed well and you could see from United’s reaction how delighted they were to win.

“I think we’re playing decent football and we’ve create chances against the best team in the league. We’ll go again but I think it’s just silly mistakes that are costing us.”

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