RORY McKeown is raring to go for Morton’s final four games after recovering from his calf injury.

The left-back has been out of the side since January after suffering a freak injury in training, where he damaged ligaments in his calf.

The Northern Irishman made his return for the reserves on Monday, playing 45 minutes against Partick Thistle, and was included on the bench against Alloa Athletic the following evening.

The defender has declared himself fit and ready to go and he’s determined to help Ton climb the table away from the relegation danger they’re currently in.

He told the Tele: “You don’t realise how much you miss it, even the pressure we’re under at the minute you revel in it. You just look forward to being back involved, you want to help out in whatever way you can.

“I’ve been back in full training now for around two weeks, but Monday was my first bit of game time and the gaffer said I looked good. I felt good as well. It was a nice bit of reassurance, as you don’t really know what it will be like until you get back on the pitch.

“We’re in this position and it’s up to us to get ourselves out of it.

“There’s been a lot of games coming thick and fast recently and fatigue has probably played a big part in it.

“The starting team hasn’t changed much. It’s probably nice for the gaffer to have players back in that are fit, so the gaffer does have some selection choices.

“I’m looking forward to being back involved if the gaffer chooses to throw me back in. I’m fit and I’m ready to go.”

When the left-back was last in the team the Ton were just two points off the promotion play-offs and well clear of the relegation places.

But a run of just three wins in their last 19 games has seen the Cappielow outfit plummet down the Championship table, and they are now one of five teams that could face the drop.

The former Kilmarnock and Raith Rovers player admits it’s been frustrating looking on as his team have fallen down the table, and he is eager to get back in and help them move up the division.

He added: “I got injured just after the East Fife game, since then there have been a few bad results but at the end of the day it’s in our own hands.

“It’s not been nice for me to watch but at the same time I’ve been desperate to get in.

“You’re always going to sit there and think I’d be helping in this way, otherwise there’s no point being involved if you don’t think you can be of any help in this position.”