Tony Andreu at the double for Dundee United

Tony Andreu, Dundee United's two-goal hero, admitted scoring means far less to him than securing promotion back to the Premiership.

Dundee United's Tony Andreu (second left) celebrates scoring the opening goal. Picture: Kenny Smith/SNS

The Frenchman, on loan from Norwich City, shone for Ray McKinnon’s men with his second-half double, having gone out of the League Cup quarter-final to the Ton a few days earlier.

“This time it’s me who’s scoring, but on another day it could be someone else,” said Andreu afterwards.

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“To be honest, it doesn’t really matter who scores. I’m delighted to score, but I just want to do my bit for the team.”

It was a slow start but the Greenock outfit came within inches of taking the lead in 38 minutes.

The United defence failed to deal with a corner and from the rebound on-loan Celtic ace Aidan Nesbitt’s shot beat Cammy Bell, only to come back off the post.

From the rebound, Thomas O’Ware struck his shot over the bar from 12-yards as the hosts breathed a sigh of relief.

However, United made the breakthrough in 64 minutes.

Substitute Tope Obadeyi swung over a cross from the right for Andreu, whose 12-yard effort was on target and Andy McNeil couldn’t keep it out.

And, in 90 minutes, Murray’s head-flick on was met by Andreu and he made no mistake with a close-range finish, before United substitute Sean Dillon forced an own goal in injury-time when he converted into his own net from Ross Forbes’ free-kick.

Jim Duffy, the Morton manager, said: ‘I’m gutted. I don’t think we deserved to lose.

“It’s a travesty. We were the better side first-half.”