LUKE Donnelly was happy to provide the assist for Ross Forbes’ equaliser against Falkirk on Saturday — but the forward isn’t looking for personal recognition for his performances this season.
But the new forward was more content with the draw and his team’s overall showing rather than his own assist, because it’s all about teamwork for the Celtic loanee.
He told the Tele: “Of course I’m happy with my performance from the bench. But obviously it’s about the team.
“A draw was probably a fair reflection.
“I thought we could actually have won the game near the end, but if you look at the start of the second half they’ve missed two good chances as well. So, in the end it was probably fair.
“If there was going to be one team who won it, I thought it was going to be us. But I was happy to contribute to the team performance.
“Everyone has been really good with me since I’ve joined up, the players and the management, and I feel like over the last few weeks or so I’ve really started to settle in. I just feel part of the group now.
“Obviously the last time we spoke [to the Tele] I had only been to one training session and a game, but everyone’s been excellent with me and I’m really enjoying it.”
Donnelly, on loan from Premiership champions Celtic, is no stranger to Cappielow having played there for the Hoops’ development side – who play their home league games on Mark Farrell’s surface.
He said: “I like Cappielow, that’s where Celtic Under-20s play their football. Normally when we play there’s only about five people there, so it’s a lot different. The atmosphere was good and the fans were excellent.
When I came on I thought the game was pretty competitive.
“Falkirk are a good side, but so are we. It was end to end, and we were unlucky in the end.
“They’re next to us in the table and it’s now at a stage where every game is kind of must-win in terms of constantly pushing on. It was a big game but there’s plenty more in the season to come so hopefully we can keep picking up points.”
This weekend’s crunch fixture with second-placed Dundee United is hugely important for Ton’s play-off push, and Donnelly relishes the challenge.
And he says the opportunity to play at a ‘Premiership ground’ like Tannadice is one of the main reasons he’s plying his trade for Morton this season.
He added: “They are the kind of reason why you want to come out on loan and play, they’re the kind of games you want to play in, against Dundee United and Hibs.
“They are big clubs who maybe should be in the Premiership — they’re the kind of games you want to be involved in.”