CHRIS Millar hopes to kick on and reach his next career milestone with Morton after reaching 250 appearances for the club.

The midfielder made the milestone last week, amassing the total over his two spells at Cappielow.

The Greenock-born player, who first starred with the Ton from 2003-08, before spending a decade with Premiership outfit St Johnstone, has been a regular in the side this season.

He’s played 35 times, more than he has done over the last few years.

The 36-year-old is sitting on just over 550 career appearances since making his debut for the Ton back in 2003 against Montrose.

With the prospect of a new one-year deal with the Ton next season for the midfielder, as previously revealed by the Tele, Millar wants to try and break further milestones at Cappielow.

He told the Tele: “I’m not too far off 600, it depends how many more seasons I play on for.

“It’s brilliant to make these kinds of milestones. I was lucky enough to play a lot of games here the first time around in my career.

“I’ve loved my time at the club before and I’ve enjoyed it being back. I’m a local boy, even when I was at St Johnstone I wanted the club to do well and I’d always try and watch them when I could.

“It’s great to get that type of milestone and hopefully there’s another milestone in there if I can get another 50 and reach 300.”

The midfielder came off the bench on Saturday to help Morton earn three points against Dunfermline Athletic, which saw the Ton move up to fifth place.

Earlier last month the Ton were dropping down the table finding points difficult to come by, and were just above the relegation places heading into the final few fixtures.

But after a recent revival in form, which has seen them pick up seven points from a possible nine, including key victories over Falkirk and Dunfermline, it now means that Morton can relax on the final day against Dundee United.

Millar says the players answered a lot of questions that were asked of them after some disappointing results.

He added: “We never actually dropped into the relegation or play-off spots, it was always within our own hands.

“There’s always that wee thought at the back of your mind that we could get sucked in.

“But the boys have answered a lot of questions and shown a lot of character with three massive results and almost getting nine points.

“The couple of games we were playing before I felt we were actually playing well enough.

“We’ve been more ruthless in both boxes, that was something as a team we’ve been trying to work on and try and get better with and that’s shown.

“We’re delighted that we know exactly where we’re going to be next season, we’ve got one more game and if we finish fifth it’s not been a bad season.”