ST MIRREN keeper Jamie Langfield hopes the Paisley side stop the rot in their Campionship derby clash with Morton at Cappielow tomorrow night.
The Saints are rock bottom of the division without a win from their first 10 games and they lost 2-0 to Neil Lennon’s Hibs at Easter Road on Saturday for their latest setback.
With Dumbarton and Dunfermline drawing 2-2, Jack Ross’ men are now three points off the relegation play-off place.
The Paisley side go into the match defending a proud record of having not lost a competitive match to the Greenock side since 1999 and Langfield hopes they can extend that run further.
He said: “The derby could be the perfect game to kick-start our season, but we’re not going to underestimate Morton.
“They’re in a great position in the league and reached the League Cup semi-finals, so they’re doing really well.
“But it’s about us. We want to get the monkey off our backs and, hopefully, we can get that win tomorrow. If you can get a win in a derby, the confidence will come flooding back.
“Hopefull,y we can then build on it. The boys aren’t thinking: ‘Oh no, it’s a derby’. They are right up for it.
“I’ve enjoyed the derbies since I came to the club and made my debut in one at Cappielow. I’m not going to say anything about the unbeaten run in case I curse it!”