AIDAN Nesbitt has admitted that he faces a race against time to be back fit for Morton’s showdown against former employers Dundee United with a broken hand.

Nesbitt sat out Saturday’s defeat away to Queen of the South after breaking his hand in training last Thursday in an innocuous collision. The Tele can reveal that he could miss the next two matches against both Dundee sides.

The injury has left Nesbitt frustrated as he may now miss out on the chance to prove a point against his former side on September 28, especially as he felt that he was hitting top form for the Ton.

Nesbitt told the Tele: “The prognosis wasn’t good; I’ve broken my hand.

“It was at the very start of training last Thursday and I knew straight away I’d done it, so I went up to the hospital and got an X-ray done on it and that confirmed it was broken, so it’ll be a few weeks before I can play again.

“I’m hoping I can come back in sooner rather than later. “It’s not as if I’m going to lose fitness because I can still run and keep my sharpness, but I need to wait a few weeks to let it heal so that I can play contact again without running the risk of hurting it again.

“I’m very eager to get back in time for the Dundee United game but I don’t know if that’s the game that might come a week too early.

“Even if I make it back, to just be on the bench against them would be great because it would be good to prove a point, especially after things finished loosely with them last season.

“To be honest I want to prove a point every game to prove to myself, the gaffer and everyone else that I am good enough to play at a high level.”

Nesbitt admits that the injury couldn’t have come at a worse time for him and he is now focusing on getting back into the side as soon as possible.

He’s also not resting on his laurels as he aims to come back with a bang and pick up where he left off before sustaining the injury.

He added: “It’s a really frustrating time to get the injury, because I was just hitting some really good form and watching the game on Saturday, I felt as if I could’ve really had a positive impact as we had a lot of possession and now we’ve got the two games against both Dundee sides.

“The thing is with any injury, it’s frustrating no matter when you get injured or what part of your body that you hurt, I’m hoping that I can get back sooner rather than later.

“I just need to concentrate on staying as fit as I can so that when I’m cleared to play, I can come back in straight away and hit the ground running.”