CAMERON Salkeld is eyeing up a return from his injury ordeal when Morton welcome Dundee United to Cappielow this Saturday.

The versatile English forward hasn’t featured in nearly three months due to a tear in his thigh.

He feels that he is finally seeing light at the end of the tunnel and he hopes to make his first appearance of 2020 against the Arabs.

Salkeld told the Tele: “Hopefully I’m back in contention on Saturday. I trained all of last week and I think last weekend came just a bit too soon for me.

“Hopefully this Saturday I can be back in amongst it, which is good because I’ve had the worst time out injured because it’s been so frustrating.

“It’s a good time to be coming back in all honesty. With Dundee United at our home, they’re the biggest team in the league and they’re there for the taking.

“They’ll be desperate to get three points because they’ve not been in the best of form but obviously we’ll be looking to start up another run of our own.

“Our aim is to get to that 40-point mark and we’re only a few points away from that now, so hopefully we can get one step closer to that on Saturday.

“If we can do it then that would be brilliant, but we all know that they’re a team of Premier League quality players.

“If I do get a chance then I’ll do what I can to help the team out but ultimately it’s up to the gaffer and if he thinks it’s too soon then I’ll just have to wait.

“We’ll just have to see how Saturday plays out.

“Once we’re at 40 points then who knows what can happen or where that will take us. It would be brilliant to get to the play-offs because we were totally written off at one point.”

Salkeld wants to remain a Morton player next season after appearing 21 times and scoring once this term.

He hopes that he can be one of the players that Ton manager David Hopkin picks out in his recruitment drive.

Salkeld added: “I’d like to stay, but you never know what’s around the corner.

“Nothing has come across that bridge yet, but if something was to happen then I’m sure we’d be able to get a deal sorted.

“Hopefully something does come of it, because I’ve improved massively this year.

“I’m a different player than I was last year but I still don’t think Morton have seen the best of me yet.

“This year has been a year of settling in and setting myself a platform to go and play more games and push on to another level if the gaffer chooses to put his faith in me again for another year.”