MORTON club captain Lee Kilday has completed his loan to League One outfit Airdrie.

Today's Tele exclusively revealed that the move was on the cards, and the deal was completed this afternoon.

Kilday will spend the remainder of the season with the Diamonds as he continues his recovery from an ankle injury which sidelined him for almost a full year.

Since returning from a 10-month injury lay-off in February, the defender has made five starts for the Ton Under-20s.

But boss Jim Duffy has told the Tele he is keen for the defender to get some competitive first team action under his belt.

Kilday today told “It’s been 11 months now since I’ve played for the first-team, so I needed to get competitive games in. I understand what the gaffer is saying, that he can’t just throw me back in; I know that myself.

“I am feeling good and I’ve come through the development games fine. My ankle is feeling better and it is improving every week.

“But the 20s games don’t have the same tempo or competitive edge as the Championship, so I just need to go out and get some matches under my belt.

“Hopefully after that I’ll be feeling alright and prove to myself that I’m fit again, and we can take it from there. I also have to look ahead to next season with my contract up in the summer and this can show the gaffer I am fit."