NICKY Cadden is confident he will be fit for Morton’s Scottish Cup third round tie against Highland League side Brora Rangers.

The winger revealed that he has been training pain free and is eager to get back out on the pitch at a crucial time for the team after a frustrating period watching from the stands.

While Cadden admits that this Saturday’s game against Arbroath may come a week too early for him, he is aiming to pick up on where he left off in a rich vein of form when he returns to action.

He told the Tele: “I’m definitely hoping to be back for next week against Brora at the latest.

“I’ve been running a good bit now and trained a few days and felt nothing in my hamstring, so I’m hoping to be back sooner rather than later.

“Hopefully I can come back in and pick up where I left off and lift things.

“It’s not even a case of we’re on a bad run of form. We’ve been unlucky in not getting the results that we’re due.

“It’s been tough watching from the sides, especially on Saturday.

“Myself, Kalvin [Orsi] and Luca [Colville] were sitting screaming for every ball but that’s just because we’re wanting the team to do well.

“I want to be out there as much as I can helping the team.

“I’ve said to the boys I get more nervous watching the game than I do playing because I can’t have an influence on it or do what I want to be doing and that’s the annoying part of being injured.

“It’s frustrating but I need to get back soon. I’m in and out of training and doing a lot of sprints.”

The winger believes that the Ton can feel hard done by as he feels they have been playing well despite what recent results suggest.

Cadden told how all the players in the dressing room were left hurting after Saturday’s result and remain fully committed to the style of play David Hopkin is trying to implement.

He added: “I don’t think we’re getting our just deserts at the minute so hopefully that changes soon.

“Everybody in the dressing room is hurting after the result, but the fact is we’ve got a good group of boys in there.

“We’ll stick behind each other and we’ll stick behind the manager and everything that he’s trying to do and implement on us.

“It is working, we are playing well, we’re just not scoring which is a stark contrast to the start of the season. We just need to get our clinical nature back.”