CHRIS Millar believes he’s proven his former St Johnstone manager Tommy Wright wrong by becoming a mainstay in the Morton first team.

The 35-year-old knew he had plenty left in the tank despite only making 19 appearances for Saints last term.

The Ton midfielder has already played 23 times this season for the Cappielow outfit, the most minutes he’s racked up on the pitch in several seasons.

Millar says he holds no grudges against the Saints gaffer but is glad to prove that he was wrong to use him sparingly in his final season at McDiarmid Park.

He told the Tele: “Even in the last year at St Johnstone I knew my fitness was good, my body was good and I was available for lots of games there.

“The manager’s selection was the reason that I didn’t play more games, it wasn’t down to me being not fit or unavailable.

“Sometimes that happens and that’s just the way it is.

“I respected Tommy’s decision but I knew I could play regularly this year and I’ve proved that.

“The past couple of seasons I’ve not played as many games as I wanted to, and this season I have played 23 games.

“My body is feeling really good, and I feel like I’m contributing every week.

“I’m happy with my level of performance so I’m happy personally with the way things are going for me.

“I’m feeling confident going into games.

“Now I just want us to kick on and start winning more games.

“We’re four points off the play-offs and I think if we’re honest with ourselves, we can all play better in an attacking sense and even if you’re not playing we want to build on that winning mentality in the league.”

Millar says there are times when he does need an extra session or two to recover after matches, but the midfielder insists the club have been great with him allowing him to help manage his own fitness.

He said: “I know there are times when the body takes a bit longer to recover from games.

“The manager has been good allowing me to do lighter sessions on the Monday in the gym to help me recover, which is great.

“It helps me stay fit and available. When you get to the later stages of your career sometimes you just have to make sure you will be available for Saturday.

“I know my numbers are good in training through the GPS tracking vests we wear, I’m up there with the rest of them in the side no matter what age they are.

“I’m not looking at how old I am, if my numbers are still up with the rest of them and I’m still contributing in games then that should be the only indicator for me.”