KERR Waddell has vowed to get back on track at Morton after a rollercoaster period last month.

The centre-back experienced both his highest and lowest moments in football in the space of just eight days.

He headed home the winner against league leaders Ross County in front of the BBC Alba cameras at Cappielow to put the Ton in the play-off places.

But then in their defeat against Alloa Athletic the following week, the 20-year-old sliced a clearance into his own net.

The video clip of him scoring an own goal was shared by hundreds of people across social media, but the Dundee loanee says while it was tough at the time, he’s tried to get over it as best he can.

He told the Tele: “It was a disaster. It’s one of those ones where you just wish you sunk into the ground.

From Back Page “I expected Rory [McKeown] to clear the ball, but came back in and then it’s spun back and I’ve sliced it into the net. If I tried to do it 100 more times I couldn’t do it.

“It was pretty devastating, especially because it wasn’t just that goal. We could have won the game and it would have been three wins on the bounce.

“When that stuff happens what’s going through my head is I’ve let the management, the team and the fans down.

“It’s probably the highest and lowest moments in my football career within a week.”

But the defender revealed that taking some stick from his family and friends, while receiving some positive words from the manager helped lift him.

He added: “The manager spoke to me on the Monday after the game, he said you’ve just got to be strong in those situations mentally and put it behind you and just show everyone it was a mistake and that’s not you.

“My friends were giving me a bit of stick, and after the game my mum text me saying ‘Good goal today son’. But it cheers you up a wee bit having them have a laugh about it.”

Along with goalkeeper Derek Gaston, the centre-back was left out of the starting line-ups against Dunfermline and Dundee United recently, but he came on as a substitute after Lee Kilday was forced off injured in the first half at Tannadice.

He was one of a number of players dropped, but Waddell says he’ll work hard in training to fight his way back into contention.

He said: “It was quite harsh on Gats [Derek Gaston] and myself to be honest, but you have to get on with it, you have to just train and try and show the manager why you should be playing.

“It wasn’t just a rash decision, he has obviously changed the team a few times this year but it’s still not nice when you’re dropped out of the team.”