GOZIE Ugwu says Morton players are champing at the bit to return to action after spending a week in cold storage due to Covid-19 issues at Cappielow.

Gus MacPherson's squad returned to training yesterday ahead of tonight's encounter with Kilmarnock after all football operations were suspended as a safety measure following the outbreak.

The 28-year-old forward is delighted to get back to his normal routine and wants to return with a bang as he aims to spring a surprise result against Tommy Wright's side in the Premier Sports Cup clash at Rugby Park.

He told the Tele: “It’s been great to be back in training and just get a session going with all the lads again with everything that happened last week and then the club having to close.

“I’m really looking forward to the game tonight. The priority still is about getting the fitness in before the league games start, but Kilmarnock are a great opposition to come up against to test ourselves and see where we’re at.

“Everybody is looking forward to tonight and just being back out on the pitch.

“We’ve still got a lot of stuff to work on as a team to make those finer adjustments so that we’re fully firing, but tonight's game is a great opportunity to find some things out for ourselves too.

“The group is still wide open so we need to see where a positive performance can take us tonight.

“We had to forfeit our first game against Stranraer but Kilmarnock having their score from their first game reversed has opened it all up again.

“You want to do well and take advantage of that, but fitness is obviously the main aspects of that just now.

“Of course, you want to win, we wouldn’t be footballers if we didn’t want to go out and win every game, but again it’ll be good just to work some stuff out as a team.

“It was good to train yesterday and have everybody back and turn our attentions to tonight, we’ve not been able to train as much as we’d have liked over the last week or so, but it’s in the past now and we’ll continue to work towards being as ready as we can for the league campaign starting.”

Uwgu admitted that he isn’t going to get too caught up on missed chances early on in his Ton career.

The former Wycombe man is confident that the goals will come once he is fully up to speed.

He added: “I feel as if I’ve done everything bar score - you couldn’t write it!

“I’ve hit the crossbar a couple of times, I’ve had one cleared off the line and I’ve hit the post as well.

“My main thing now is just to feel sharp because after the break we had before last season it was hard to get back to feeling 100 per cent.

“I’ve also had to get to know my team-mates and vice versa, the same goes with the gaffer too.

“We all have to find out our strengths and weaknesses and as time goes on I feel as if that’s something that will definitely improve.

“For myself it’s just about getting that sharpness back and I’m sure that the goals will follow."