MORTON youngster Lewis Strapp says he faces the two biggest games of his career to date this week.

While the Ton’s season finished last week, the left-back is still in action on loan at League Two side Annan Athletic, who take on Clyde over two legs for a place in League One.

The first leg takes place tonight at Galabank with the second tie being played on Saturday evening, and if Athletic were to be promoted it would be the first time they have ever made it to Scottish football’s third tier.

And Strapp is keen to end his season on a high with Annan.

He told the Tele: “These two games are definitely the biggest for me in terms of being the most meaningful.

“I’ve started playing more and I’ve been enjoying it, it’s great to go somewhere and just be playing games and winning


“We lost six games in a row in the second quarter of the season which knocked us off balance, but since then we’ve been unbeaten at home in 11 or 12 games, and we’ve only lost two this


“We’re confident going into this final game against Clyde, we haven’t beaten them this year but every year it’s been close.

“They’re good but we’re just as good.”

The left-back was ready to compete for a place in the Morton first team this campaign, but in the last minute of their Betfred Cup group tie against Stenhousemuir the defender went in for a tackle and broke his toe.

It ruled him out for just under two months and by then Ray McKinnon had signed another left-back in Rory McKeown.

Shortly after Jonatan Johansson was appointed as the new boss in September Strapp was sent out on loan to Athletic.

The Dunoon-native admits it was disappointing not to get a chance at Morton this year, but he’s glad he did not spend the season sitting in the stands.

He added: “ I’ve started playing more and I’ve been enjoying it.

“It’s great to go somewhere and just be playing games and winning them.

“I got my chance at the start of the season for Morton but then I was put out on loan for the season.

“JJ came in, I was sent on loan straight away and there wasn’t really much thought in it for me.

“I understand where he was coming from, he needed space on the bench and there was three of us.

“That could have been me sitting in the stands every week. At least I was out and playing and the season is still going.

“I know I could have played at Morton 100 per cent last season in that team, but it’s just the way things went at the start of the season.

“I got injured, I went on loan, I came back for one game after Christmas for some reason, I got put on the bench and then the next week I was back out on loan.

“I just soldiered on. I just got to the point where I wanted to go out and play and make sure I was enjoying it.”