GREG Kiltie has refused to rule out a return to Morton next season — saying his loan spell at Cappielow has revitalised his career.

The 22-year-old has been a huge hit in Greenock since joining the club on loan from Kilmarnock back in January.

The forward, who is contracted to Kilmarnock until May 2020, has played 13 times, scoring on six occasions, with five of those goals coming in the last six games.

After suffering a serious knee injury and then breaking his ankle during the 2016-17 campaign, Kiltie struggled to get back to full fitness until the beginning of this season.

Killie boss Steve Clarke rarely used the winger in the first half of this season before he managed to find his previous form at Morton.

Kiltie admits his loan spell was just what he needed to revitalise his career after his long spell out.

While his primary aim is to return to his parent club and try to break into the first team, the winger says a starting berth is a must for him next season — wherever that may be — and ruled nothing out.

He told the Tele: “I came out on loan to prove to myself that I could play and that’s what I’m doing now. I’m just enjoying my football again, it’s brilliant to be involved.

“I didn’t want to play in games that didn’t matter, but it’s been high stake matches which mean something to the club. They are brilliant to be involved in and hopefully we keep going this weekend.

“I couldn’t really have asked for much more from my loan spell at Morton. I’ve played in every game I could, we had three games in six days and the gaffer was looking after me and I was on the bench for a bit.

“But getting back to the way I was playing, scoring goals and setting them up, that’s where I was before I got injured and that’s where I want to get back to – and this has helped me do that.

“I’ll have to wait and see what happens after the summer. I’ll go back to Killie and be look at getting back into the team.

“But you never know what can happen in football. I want to get back to playing every week, I don’t want to go back and be sat on the bench.”

Kiltie was on the scoresheet again for the Ton at the weekend, earning the Ton a 1-0 victory over Dunfermline which secured their Championship status and moved the Cappielow outfit up to fifth place in the table.

It was the third penalty he has scored since joining the club and says it’s a role he’s relished – admitting there was ‘zero chance’ of being on the spot kicks at Kilmarnock.

He added: “Trying to get the ball off Kris Boyd, you’ve got absolutely zero chance of doing that, that was a definite no way.

“At the time of the kick I thought the other scores were going against us. It was a massive goal and it’s turned out to be one that has moved us up to fifth place.

“Going into the last weekend we can enjoy ourselves a bit more as we don’t need to sweating on other results coming in.”