KYLE Jacobs hopes to mark his return to the Morton first team by helping secure a historic result against Hearts at Tynecastle.

The midfielder has only made one appearance since pulling his hamstring against Dunfermline back in December and has been battling hard since the turn of the year to return to full fitness.

Having made a return to full training, he is desperate to be let loose against the high-flying Jambos on Saturday.

Jacobs has called for his team-mates to stand up and be counted and etch their names into the history books as they look to upset the odds against the title favourites.

He told the Tele: “It’s been tough sitting and watching from the stands the last couple of weeks, there’s nothing worse in football than having to do that.

“I’ve been back training for a couple of weeks solid now with no restrictions, so hopefully that’s me back for good now and I can help the boys out for the rest of the season.

“It’s good to be coming back into these kind of games, firstly against Hearts and then against Dundee - two of the bigger teams in the league.

“Hearts will be a really tough game, especially going to their place with the quality that they have and the fact that they drew against Queens last week when they weren’t expected to.

“They’ll be coming right at us from the off but we’re looking forward to it regardless.

“We just need to concentrate on ourselves, we need to be at it from the first whistle and make it as difficult for them as possible. As long as we’re at it then we can be confident going into the game because we’ve got the players to do well.

Jacobs feared injury ordeal would last for months

“It’s the first time Morton have been at Tynecastle for over a generation so it’s the type of game that heroes can be made."

Morton claimed a point against last season's league favourites Dundee United at Tannadice.

Jacobs believes they'll need a similar inspired performance to pull off another surprise result at Tynecastle this time round.

He added: “Our form hasn’t been great but all it takes is one game to change that and what a better time to do it than this weekend.

“It reminds me of going up to Tannadice last season in similar circumstances.

“We were frustrated with previous results and we’d gone up there, scored first and defended really well.

“It’s going to need to be another performance like that where defensively we need to be at it from the start because they’ve got international quality all over the park.

“Hopefully we can get a bit of luck to go our way for the first time in a few weeks and come away with something.”

Jacobs admit he is gutted that fans won't be allowed to travel through to the capital for the momentous day, which sees Ton visit Tynecastle for the first time since 1988.

He hopes to welcome supporters back sooner rather than later.

He said: “It’s a shame that the fans can’t be there. Tynecastle probably has one of if not the best atmosphere that I’ve played in if I’m being honest.

“It would’ve been good for the fans to be there, especially with it being the first time that Morton have travelled through for a long time.

“It would be nice to have the fans back in for at least the final few games of the season if it’s possible, but if we can’t do that then it’ll hopefully be next season at the latest.

“That’s probably been the worst part of this season, playing with no fans in.”