By Ben Banks and David Buick

David Hopkin has praised Reghan Tumilty and Jim McAlister in the wake of Morton’s 3-2 win over Dunfermline.

Two goals from Kyle Jacobs and a McAlister effort secured a big Ton win. After looking like relegation candidates only a few weeks ago, they now sit just four points off the promotion play-offs.

Jacobs netted two. (Photo by James Baylis – AMA/Getty Images)

It’s a big confidence booster ahead of a weekend Scottish Cup clash with St Johnstone. Tumilty and McAlister were two players in particular who impressed Hopkin.

The Ton boss said: “I’ve got 18 or 19 first-team players who give me everything no matter who starts. It was good to see Reghan Tumilty back, I think his loan spell at Dumbarton has got him fit.

“I think Jim Duffy takes credit for that. He looks a different player. Jim, Chris Millar, Brian McLean, John Sutton, they are all over 30 with a lot of young players playing about them.

Sutton’s an experienced campaigner. (Photo by Steve Welsh/Getty Images)

“Jim was fantastic and scored a fantastic header with a great ball in from Luca Colville.

“We’re delighted that the game went ahead and we’re delighted that we got three points.”

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