Ayr United manager Lee Bullen insists his side could have won the match late on after drawing 1-1 with Greenock Morton at the weekend.

The Honest Men went into the Scottish Championship clash keen to return to winning ways after back to back defeats to Kilmarnock and Arbroath.

However, they found themselves 1-0 down midway through the first half at Cappielow.

Confusion in United’s box allowed Cameron Blues to tap in at close range to put the hosts ahead at the break.

In the second half, Ayr bounced back to grab a late equaliser through sub Tomi Adeloye.

The striker headed in Kerr McInroy’s corner from the right to level proceedings.

The Honest Men then pushed for a late winner but could not find one as the points were shared in Greenock.

Speaking to the Advertiser, Bullen said: “It was a deserved point in the end.

“But in the last 15 minutes we could have went on and won it.

“They will point to the fact that they had two or three goals ruled out for fouls on the goalie and offside.

“But I think they were all fouls and offside.

“We had some really good chances late on that might have nicked the game but it is a point gained in relation to how the results went elsewhere.”

Next up for United is another league match as they welcome Hamilton to Somerset Park.

They will have to do it once again short on strikers with Sam Ashford serving the last game of his two match ban on Friday night.

Fraser Bryden made his first start for the club at the weekend with Adeloye still fighting back to fitness after injury.

Bullen says he will be wrapping up his star striker this week in the hope to get him involved against the Accies.

He said: “Tomi is one that we are having to wrap up in cotton wool at the moment in relation to his his little niggle he is carrying.

“So, it could be Frazer up top again this week depending on how Tomi trains this week.”