SUPER sub Jai Quitongo told how he is eager to make up for lost time after firing Morton into the fifth round of the William Hill Scottish Cup.

Quitongo, 20, came off the bench on Saturday to score a sensational winner against Dunfermline at East End Park.

With the game finely poised at 1-1, after goals from Gary Oliver and Declan McManus, Quitongo struck with five minutes remaining to help Jim Duffy’s side to a 2-1 win- and a fifth round berth at home to either Peterhead or Dumbarton.

Now Quitongo, who has had a stop-start season due to niggling injuries, wants a run of games to  improve his goals tally - which currently stands at five.

The youngster reflected on his super strike at the weekend and said: “Gary Oliver’s picked up the ball and I’ve just peeled off to the left-hand side and he’s fed me.

“I’ve shimmed inside and hit it early and luckily it’s went in, so we’re delighted to be into the next round.

“Lee Robinson’s not the biggest goalie and I was on the tip of my toes to try to see if it was going in but I knew it was!

“I was surprised to score because I’ve hit a bit of a dry patch. But that’s two strikers who’ve scored and hopefully we can hit a bit of form.”

Quitongo missed six months of last season due to crucial ligament damage in his knee but he says his injury nightmare is firmly behind him.

He told Tele Sport: “I worked hard over those six months and hopefully that’s behind me. I’ve felt good, but I’ve had a few niggling injuries and I had a bit of a scare last week. 
“But I’m 100 per cent now and I’m good to go but obviously it’s good to chip in and help get the victory.”

Quitongo missed the previous outing in the league against Falkirk after he jarred his knee in the 1-1 draw away to Brechin City.

And understandably, he was struggling to cope with the intensity of Saturday’s compelling clash with the Pars.

He admitted: “I’m really fit, but mind you, when I came on the pitch I was blowing! It was a fast game and I couldn’t really take it in but it’s obviously good to get a goal and I thought we deserved to win with the chances we had. 

“We were the better team in the first half and the better team in the second half and all round we’re delighted.”

Quitongo insists that Ton are a much better outfit than recent results have suggested.

He said: “We have played well. It’s not as if we’ve played terrible. It’s hard in this league, you need to get a run of games and if you can pick up a run of games you can either be top of the table, or the bottom end of the table. I think we’ve just been unlucky. 

“Hopefully this is a return to form and we can kick on.”