MORTON’S Lee Kilday was disappointed he couldn’t mark his 150th appearance for the club with a victory at the weekend.

The Greenock side lost 2-0 to Ross County in the Highlands, with Josh Mullin and former Cappielow striker Brian Graham getting the goals for the league leaders.

It was a disappointing afternoon in the end for the Ton, but Kilday, right, was positive about his campaign so far after returning from a prolonged spell on the sidelines last season.

The centre-back played three games on loan at Airdrie towards the end of last term, after a year out with an ankle injury.

The defender says he would have reached the tally much sooner if it hadn’t been for the bad injury.

But after making 33 appearances already for Morton this season, the 27-year-old is enjoying playing regularly again, making the most first team appearances in a season since he made 42 for the Cappielow club in the 2015-16 campaign.

He told the Tele: “It’s great to have reached that milestone. It would have been a lot more if I hadn’t been out for a year last season.

“It’s great to make that many appearances for the club, but it’s disappointing not to make it a great day.”

The Ton started the first half strongly against the Staggies, having numerous opportunities from corners and free-kicks.

But Morton were limited to one effort on target throughout the 90 minutes, with Robert Thomson’s second half effort being cleared off the line.

Kilday felt his team didn’t threaten the opposition goalkeeper enough, despite playing well against the league leaders at their home ground, where they’ve only lost once this season in the Championship.

He added: “In the first half I felt we were the better team, we dominated but we didn’t really threaten much and in the second half they scored two poor goals from our point of view and it’s a hard one to take.

“I felt we played pretty well in the first half. 

“They’re the league leaders and we did well in the first half but we didn’t create enough.”

The centre-back joined the club back in 2014 after moving from Hamilton Accies, brought into the club by then-manager Jim Duffy after they were relegated to League One.

After they were promoted from the division, Kilday picked out a 2-2 draw with Rangers at Ibrox, as well as reaching the League Cup semi-final stages the next season as some of his personal highlights.

He added: “There’s been a lot of highlights, a couple of years ago when we got a draw at Ibrox and then getting to the semi-final for the League Cup, they are probably my biggest highlights from my time here.”