GARY Oliver has made his return to action after five weeks on the sidelines in Morton Under-20s’ 2-1 defeat to Clyde.

The Ton striker had been out of action with a knee injury since the beginning of February — when he was crocked against former employers Queen of the South.

Ex-Hearts man Oliver was an unused substitute as Jim Duffy’s side beat Queens 1-0 at the weekend.

But the 21-year-old was cleared to play a part in the Under-20s fixture for Andy Millen’s teens, and featured for 74 minutes at Broadwood against Clyde Under-20s.

However, he couldn’t prevent a 2-1 loss to the Bully Wee thanks to goals from Ronan Sweeney and Aaron Miller.

Oliver was denied a comeback goal just before half-time when he waltzed past Mark McMillan in goal, but his effort was knocked off the line by covering defender Jamie McPhee.

Ton midfielder Jack Purdue gave the visitors the lead on 33 minutes after a cross from Jon Scullion, but Clyde turned the game on its head to leave Morton trailing Development League West leaders Queen of the South by nine points.

But Oliver’s return couldn’t have come at a better time for Ton, with the next few weeks being crucial in their play-off push.