REGHAN Tumilty says his season with Morton was exactly what was needed to kickstart his career.

The ex-Dundee United youth player moved to Ross County in 2016, but made only 10 first team appearances for the Staggies in his two-year spell with them.

The 22-year-old was as a result loaned out to Falkirk for a large part of last season, taking some time before establishing himself in the side, making 20 appearances for the Bairns.

But this year has been a breakthrough for the right-back, making 32 appearances, his most consistent run in a team in his professional career to date.

And Tumilty says it’s been great to be involved in from a personal point of view.

He told the Tele: “This season has been exactly what I needed and exactly what I came here for. I’ve been really happy with it and hopefully we can still finish the season on a high rather than a low.

"I’ve had a more consistent run of games and that’s how it’s gone so quickly for me as well.”

The Ton have only played twice this month, with a number of fixtures being moved due to weather conditions and international call-ups.

It’s been frustrating from the players point of view to not have played a competitive tie in the last two weeks, but Tumilty says Morton will be ready for their busy fixture list in the coming weeks.

The Cappielow outfit have four games in two weeks coming up, as well as playing three Tuesday night games in April.

He added: “It’s going to be tough but we’re going to do our best.

“We have been keeping on top of training so we’ve not lost any fitness.

“It is frustrating with the games being off, it’s the reason you train all week for the games but they’ll be coming thick and fast now so we’ve just got to look forward now.”

Morton’s task of reaching the promotion play-offs has taken a knock while they’ve not played any ties.

Inverness Caley Thistle have won their games in hand, and have moved up the table, meaning the Ton are now nine points behind Ayr United, who also have a game in hand over Morton.

They are also only five points off the relegation play-off spot, with a game in hand over Partick Thistle who currently occupy ninth place, and are this weekend’s opponents.

The Ton were up in the promotion play-offs for the first quarter of the season, and were only a few points off them towards the start of 2019.

But Tumilty says if they can recapture some of their early season form, then they will still have a slim chance of challenging for a top four finish.

He said: “If we win the next four games we could be right up there, but if we lose we’re dragged down towards the bottom.

“We just have to take it one game at a time and not lose any games, we just need to finish the season the way we started it.”