Managers Post MortonWednesday, 26th Dec 2007
"We didn't play well today but we ground out a great result. You could see the commitment and the desire there to stop the goal at the end with a wee bit of luck that every team needs.
Jim McIntyre felt that the result at Cappielow was a 'massive win':-
"We didn't play well today but we ground out a great result. You could see the commitment and the desire there to stop the goal at the end with a wee bit of luck that every team needs. I am a great believer that it evens itself out over the season.
"If you look at us against Clyde three weeks ago we hit the post three times and missed a couple of one on ones. We felt we should have won that game and I am sure that Morton will feel that they should have had something out of the game today but all that concerns me is how they dug in and showed a great attitude and desire to stop them equalising.
"What has gone on before has really got nothing to do with me, all I ask for them is to give their all and help their team mate on the park - whether giving them options or sliding in and get last man blocks in. They were different class."
Macca described his situation as Caretaker Manager as the 'status quo' following his interview on Monday:-
"It is another game unbeaten and it can only help enhance your chances." But Jim sidestepped the question about whether a decision had been made adding "You will need to ask the man. I don't know. Four games unbeaten is great."
There appeared to be very little feedback from 'the powers that be' to the Caretaker:-
"I have only met with them a couple of times, they have been great and they have just left me to get on with things. I have just been getting on with the job in hand - preparing the team."
Macca had no concerns when Stephen Glass assumed the responsibility for the spot kick despite the fact he had missed the last one at Firhill:-
"Not at all, he slipped the last time. There was no doubt in my mind that he would score."
Morton Manager, Jim McInally admitted that the penalty decision was correct and had come about through his team's own slack play:-
"I always look at the body language of the players. I thought it was a penalty.
"We have to take positives out of it, against a team like Dunfermline dominating them as much as that. I told the players not to feel sorry for themselves. We have Hamilton Accies on Saturday. The scores today tells you everything about this league. There is a very fine line and we need to start scoring some goals.
"At some point in the game you expect them to come and dominate you or catch you on the break but it never transpired. Our attitude was absolutely fantastic but one or two of the boys upfront have a wee bit lack of confidence. The only way to renmedy that is to keep going to the 'well'. Keep trying and giving everything and it will turn for you.
"We are feeling a wee bit sorry for ourselves because that was hard to take, to lose that game."