MORTON skipper Lee Kilday has stepped up his road to recovery by getting back to running on grass for the first time in over a month.

Kilday has been out with a long-term ankle issue that has caused him to miss several months of action, but the defender is optimistic that his injury problems will soon be over.

He told the Tele: “Things are starting to get better now. I started running again on Monday, I ran a bit yesterday and there have been no setbacks or anything, so hopefully that’s me on the way back.

“At the start when I first came back, six or seven weeks after the operation, I was out running but it was just getting sore and swelling up. 

“I went for a few injections and they didn’t work so I went a few weeks ago and I got one big injection. 

“That seemed to help and it took all the swelling away.

“Monday is the first time I’ve ran in five weeks, so hopefully that’s me on the mend. I was able to tell the physio Jane [Johnston] that there’s not been any pain or anything, so that’s pleasing. 

“I’m just glad I can run around again and try to get myself back fit, and hopefully it’s not too long until I’m back in training with the team again.”