MORTON skipper Lee Kilday believes all his team-mates were lacking during the play-offs was a stroke of luck.

Ton fell to Dundee United in the Premiership promotion play-offs, losing 5-1 on aggregate over the two legs. 

The 25-year-old insists the club deserved to be fighting it out in the division in the end of season showcase because they worked so hard over the season to get there.

He reckons fortune deserted them when they needed it most — despite one of the best seasons the club has been involved in for a number of years.

He told the Tele: “I couldn’t play the play-off games but without me, the boys still performed brilliantly. It was a great season, finishing fourth and we were really unlucky in the play-offs. 

“A bit of luck and it could’ve been different.

“I won the league in my first year here and we finished fifth last season. Getting to the play-offs this season, I don’t think anyone expected that. 

“At the start of the season a lot of people were putting us down for a relegation battle, so it’s been a massive achievement in general.

“After the game the gaffer said to us how proud of us he is.

And although we were beaten 3-0, it doesn’t take the gloss off the season. We went for it, we tried to win it and that shows how good a team we are and how well we’ve done this season.

“We believe in ourselves, we were confident that we could do something in the play-offs and it’s just unfortunate that bit of luck wasn’t quite with us.”