GARY Oliver has labelled Morton’s next two fixtures as the ‘biggest games of our season’ as the Ton look to fend off relegation.

Just six points separate the bottom five teams in the Championship. 

Morton sit on 35 points travelling to Queen of the South, who are just one point below ahead of today's clash.

Jonatan Johansson’s side then face a quick turnaround to host bottom side Alloa Athletic, who are on 29 points.

Victories in both encounters would all but ensure the Ton’s safety in the division, while defeats could see them dragged down towards the bottom of the table.

Oliver, who this week made his return to the starting line-up after breaking his collarbone and suffering several ankle injuries, hopes he can keep his place in the starting line-up to help Morton out in the two upcoming clashes.

He told the Tele: “It’s the two biggest games of our season coming up, and we need to be ready to take points off Queen of the South and Alloa.

“If you have two good games that’s you right out of it. It’s so tight just now and hopefully we can do well in our upcoming games.”

The striker made his 100th appearance for Morton earlier in the week against Ayr United.

He’s had to wait several months to reach that figure after last playing in January.

He made two brief appearances after breaking his collarbone against Peterhead in a Scottish Cup tie in November, but suffered a setback when he damaged his ankle ligaments in training.

It’s been 14 long weeks for the former Hearts and Queen of the South striker, but he was delighted to reach the landmark figure for the Ton.

The 23-year-old added: “It’s been a long time. I’m over the moon to be honest to get 85 minutes on the pitch after being out for so long.

“It’ll be good for my legs and my fitness in the upcoming games. That’s what I needed to get some game time, to get the cobwebs off my leg. Hopefully I’ll be fitter and stronger and I can carry on.

“Hopefully I’ve done enough to stay in the team. I’ve not had a great run with the collarbone and the ankle, hopefully I can stay injury free now and contribute more to the team.

“I’ve been waiting to make that [100th appearance] for a while now. My time here’s been different class. I’m quite young to make 100 appearances for a club as well and it’s a good achievement.”

Oliver joined the Ton back in 2016 from Queens, and has scored 16 goals in his time at the Ton.

He’s been involved in some big games for the Cappielow outfit, and pointed to the derby day fixtures against St Mirren as his favourite games over his stay in Greenock.

He said: “Probably the St Mirren days are my favourite. We’ve played Celtic in the Scottish Cup, Aberdeen in the semi-finals, we’ve had a few brilliant times here recently.”