INJURIES have blighted Charlie Telfer’s season — but the Morton midfielder hopes he can still help his side reach the promotion play-offs.

The 23-year-old has had to play through the pain barrier for most of the campaign after damaging his ankle ligaments early in the season.

The former Rangers youth player had to have injections in his ankle during the Betfred Cup right at the start of the Ton’s campaign in July, with the injury never fully recovering since.

Despite that Telfer has still managed to play 26 times for Jonatan Johansson’s side this season.

Telfer, who has been out of the starting line-up recently, wants to regain his starting spot as the Ton enter their final eight fixtures of the season.

The midfielder hopes Morton can still grab a promotion play-off position, with his team currently eight points off Inverness Caley Thistle in fourth.

He told the Tele: “My ankle has been really sore all season really, and I’ve just had to manage it.

“The last few weeks is probably the best it’s felt all season, and it’s been frustrating in that sense where I’ve just had to plod through it, look after it and do all my recovery for it and try to get it as pain free as possible.

“I’ve had a couple of times where I felt like I’ve been doing well and then just at the end of a game I’ve rolled it. I then have another lapse and then I’m out of the team for a while.

“It’s a really frustrating injury and I just have to keep on top of it. I’m sure most of the other boys are carrying niggles and knocks so you just have to get on with it.

“Hopefully I can still help us out for the rest of the season.

“We just have to focus on each game as it comes and take it from there.

“You never know how the results are going to go in this league, but if we can manage to get a run of games towards the end of the season we’re more than capable of getting in the play-off position.”

This hasn’t been the only season where Telfer has struggled with injury. The ex-Dundee United player struggled through last term with a groin problem at Dutch side Almere City, managing only 10 games for the Eereste Divisie team, who play in the second division in the Netherlands.

The midfielder admits he’s relieved that injury is no longer troubling him.

He added: “I damaged my groin last season and I just couldn’t seem to shift this injury. I had it for the full season. I came to Morton and then it just went straight away.

“It was really nice this season to get a run of games.

“Hopefully we can get a good push towards the end of the season.”