REGHAN Tumilty says it felt like he’d never been away as he slotted back in seamlessly for Morton following his successful loan at Dumbarton.

The full-back was grateful for the welcome that he received off the Ton faithful and believes that team-mate Kyle Jacobs slotting back into midfield was crucial in their victory over Dunfermline at the weekend.

He told the Tele: “It was good to come back and be part of a win on Saturday. Obviously I started on the bench and I didn’t think I’d get on at all, let alone that early, and it was a nice welcome back I got from the fans.

“It felt good to slot back in and take things in my stride, it helps that Kyle is a natural central midfielder as well and for him to go back into his natural position and be man of the match gave a lot of balance to the side.

“Dunfermline, in fairness, started the game very well I thought watching on from the sides but we started to press them a lot better in the second half after we scored two very good goals.

“Our shape was a lot better so I’m glad that we were able to go and get a result.”

Tumilty is now determined to feature against St Johnstone in the Scottish Cup this Saturday.

The 22-year-old hopes that his team-mates can take confidence from the summer friendly between the two sides and warned that Tommy Wright’s men should not be written off after a stop-start campaign in the Premiership.

He added: “The gaffer here didn’t let me play for Dumbarton in the cup so I’ll be available for Saturday.

“I’ll be able to play so hopefully I’ll be able to come back in and kick on from Saturday.

“We obviously played them in pre-season, but that was a long time ago and we were both still finding our feet in terms of numbers and how we would shape up.

“I’ve not actually watched them a great deal this year, but let’s be honest, they’ll be no mugs because we know what they’re all about.

“They’re a good Premiership team and it’ll be tough for us, but if we have the desire that we did on Saturday there, then we’ll show them that we’re up for the fight to be in the next round.

“We’ve got to show similar capabilities from the second half of the friendly but over the course of 90 minutes, because we should have probably drew, if not won, that game against them.

“We got an absolute doing off the gaffer in training this week, so we know that we’ll be fit for the game anyway.

“We could potentially have four wins away from home on the bounce too, something that didn’t seem likely a few months ago.”