STRIKER Jon Scullion celebrated his 22nd birthday while training with his Morton team-mates on Thursday — but admits the gift he really wants is a chance in the team.
Scullion has been a bit-part player this season at Cappielow but feels he can still play a part in Ton’s promotion push before the end of the campaign.
He is likely to be on the bench again for tonight’s clash with Falkirk and is desperate for a chance to get on the park and impress.
Scullion told the Tele: “I came in as normal on Thursday, the routine around here is whoever’s birthday it is buys the cakes for the boys.
“After training we just went for a meal, but apart from that nothing special, it was just another day at the office.”
Asked if an appearance in a winning performance would be the ideal present, he said: “Definitely! Obviously it’s getting down to the last part of the season and, like always, you want to be involved.
“But the team is playing well just now and that’s the most important thing.
“The boys are doing really well.”
Scullion admits that tonight’s game represents one of the biggest challenges Ton will face all season. But he is confident that the Greenock men can get a positive result in front of the TV cameras this evening.
He said: “Everyone says the next game is always the most important, or that it can be considered a six-pointer.
“But we’ve got to go about it the same way as we go about every other game and play like we’re playing every other team, every other week. We have to go in with the same build-up, there should be no added pressure placed on things by ourselves.
“The league as a whole is very competitive and Falkirk are experienced at doing this over the last few years.
“But if we work hard and show the desire, we can get a result against anyone.
“We’ve got enough talented players in the team with boys who can produce the magic from nowhere.
“As long as we have that desire we can beat anyone.”
Morton’s season has been a memorable one thus far, and the 22-year-old says it’s down to the hard work put in by the Greenock men day in, day out.
He said: “You can take it away from the boys — it’s been a great season so far.
“We always work very, very hard and you can never fault our work-rate.
“Even in the games where the result doesn’t go the right way, this team shows that we put the effort in every week.”