Anton McElhone was pleased with the likes of Justin Johnson and Tottenham Hotspur loanee Kazaiah Sterling – but he’s not seeing enough from his Morton squad as a whole.

The Ton lost 2-0 to Ayr United on Saturday, a run of one win in 11 games leaving the Cappielow side in the Championship relegation play-off spot. Johnson tried to make an impact from the bench as did Tottenham Hotspur talent Sterling, but they couldn’t earn McElhone a much-needed three points.

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Couldn’t land the Ton three points. (Photo by Tottenham Hotspur FC/Tottenham Hotspur FC via Getty Images)

Ahead of the Championship trip to Inverness this evening, McElhone admits current form isn’t acceptable: “It’s disappointing. Fans wants to see goals, performances, wins. It’s not good enough. It seems like Groundhog Day. Every game we seem to do ok in the first half but then in the second half we ask them to do more.

“The last 10 minutes we are throwing the kitchen sink at it but that’s not good enough. It’s unacceptable and we have disappointed everyone. When it’s came to the crunch games we haven’t won, Queen of the South, Arbroath, Ayr United. It’s our responsibility to stop making mistakes


“We saw that when Kazaiah came on (against Ayr United), we had a little more of what we are expecting. Justin came on and was dynamic. But we shouldn’t wait until the final 30 minutes to see that. You have got to earn your crust.

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Not happy. (Photo by Ross MacDonald/SNS Group via Getty Images)

“We have a real tough one now going to Inverness. We have conceded too many points at Cappielow. Our focus is always on winning games. It’s not been good enough so let’s see if the players have got the mentality to turn it around.”

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