JOHN Sutton still has his sights set on a successful season and insists Morton can be pushing for the play-offs come the end of the campaign. 

The veteran striker believes they can build momentum to get firmly in the hunt for promotion.

Ton boss David Hopkin said at the weekend that his side needed to claim points at home to ‘remain in the league this season’. However, Sutton hopes to be involved in a charge up the table.

He told the Tele: “It’s been a funny start for us really, there have been lots of positives and a few negatives to go with them.

“We’re sitting just outside the play-offs so there’s everything to play for going ahead for the rest of the season.

“Hopefully we can go on one of those runs that will push us up the league and we can have a really successful season.”

Sutton has cemented himself as a fans’ favourite since being talked out of retirement by boss Hopkin and says he relishes juggling coaching the reserves and playing in the first team.

He said: “I didn’t really know what I was expecting when I agreed to be registered if I’m being honest. I just wanted to make myself available for the team. I’m really enjoying the mixture of playing so much and coaching with the reserve team.

“We’ve got some really good young boys coming through and the more games that they play the better they’re getting.

“Hopefully we’ll have some more players like Lewis Strapp and Reece Lyon coming through and making an impact for the first team, and maybe they’ll keep me out of the team.”