REJUVENATED Ayr United have high hopes of extending their unbeaten run this season against Clyde Coast rivals Morton when they square up at Cappielow on Saturday. That is the view from midfielder Robbie Crawfo r d , w ho h a s been impressed with the Honest Men’s upsurge in form following a sticky run around the turn of the year. They have won two of their last three games and are sitting nicely in second spot, just three points b ehind le ader s R o ss County in what is still a tight top of the table. Crawford admits his team have been “punching above” our weight in the league but admits they are title challengers as we head towards the business end of the season. The midfielder, who has been a consistent performer said: “We are confident going into every game and we know we have done well a ga in s t Mo r t on t hi s season. But they have had some good results and are in contention for a place in the playoffs. People feel we have been punching above our weight. Our aim had initially been survival but now we have hopefully achieved that we must look to finish as high as we can in the table. Of course we are in contention for the league and are on a good run but the key is to keep winning games and see how we are placed.” Crawford has welcomed the signings of Nicky Cadden and Calvin Miller. He said: “The two new guys have experience and did well against Alloa. It’s good that they also help create competition for places and everyone will have to be on their toes.” Manager Ian McCall praised the team for their form since the Scottish Cup defeat against Auchinleck Talbot. He said: “The guys have reacted very well with two wins out of three since the cup tie and they deserve a lot of praise. It could have totally different had it not been for 20 crazy minutes. The initil aim was survival but now we must make sure we are in the top four come the end of the season, which could make it interesting. It’s an important game for us and we are looking to keep our form going.” Jamie Adams is set to r e tur n f r o m injury, although Mark Kerr, Andy Geggan and Alan Forrest are all still rated doubtful.