MORTON will assess Kerr Waddell’s knee injury that he picked up against Dunfermline Athletic.

The centre-back, on loan from Dundee, had just recovered from a back injury after missing the home tie against Peterhead in the Scottish Cup.

He returned against the Blue Toon in the club’s midweek replay up in the north east, scoring his first goal for the club in a 3-0 win that took them through to the next round where they face will East Fife next month.

The 20-year-old was taken off just after the hour mark in the Ton’s 3-0 defeat to the Pars on Saturday. The player has been a regular part of the Ton team, making 16 appearances so far for the Greenock outfit.

Waddell recently had his loan deal extended by the club until the end of the season after signing for an initial six-month loan.

Morton boss Jonatan Johansson admitted he was likely to change things around after a poor first half at East End Park on Saturday, but the injury then forced his hand.

He will have to wait and see if Waddell will be fit enough to return against Dundee United this week.

He told the Tele: “He had a knock to his knee but I was always looking to change the shape of the team early on.

“With Kerr picking up a knock, I felt it was right to go with a back four. We’ll have to wait and see how it is this week."