David Hopkin has praised Aidan Nesbitt’s contributions for Morton against former employers Dundee United on Tuesday.

The Ton went down swinging to the Tangerines as they came out on the wrong end of a 2-1 scoreline. Goals from Louis Appere and Lawrence Shankland sandwiched between a John Sutton effort handed Hopkin’s men a defeat.

Disappointment for the Ton boss. (Photo by George Wood/Getty Images)

After a spirited performance in Greenock, Hopkin felt that his side deserved at least a point for their endeavour. One wasn’t forthcoming though and Morton remain a point above the relegation places.

The bad result didn’t mean there were no positives to take from the game, with Hopkin taking time to praise Nesbitt and his Morton efforts.

“First half he was unplayable and that’s what you get with people with talent like that,” Hopkin said. “Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t.

Nesbitt was on fine form for Morton (ANNE-CHRISTINE POUJOULAT/AFP via Getty Images)

“In the first half he was fantastic and put in three great balls we should score from but you can’t give Dundee United the chances to score two goals, that’s the quality they have.

“I thought, over the piece, we deserved a point. I think when Queen of the South come here, we know we’re in for a very difficult game. We’ve had three tough fixtures in a week.

“This will be the fourth in ten days but we’ve got to be prepared. I’ve told the players I’m proud of them.”

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