MORTON striker Gavin Reilly feels he his back to his best after putting his early season goal drought behind him.

The Livingston loanee admitted he found the first half of the campaign 'frustrating' as he looked to return to full fitness following his long injury lay-off.

Reilly is enjoying a new lease of life after finding the net three times in two games and he is delighted to end his two-year injury ordeal.

He told the Tele: “I’m really happy that I've got my confidence back and that I'm enjoying my football again.

"I had found it hard at the start of the season to hit the ground running when I first came here and I won't shy away from that.

“It has been a tough two years with injuries that resulted in me not being able to play a lot of minutes and keep my sharpness up.

“In the last three or four games I've really started to feel like I'm getting back to a level that I know I can play and most importantly hit the back of the net regularly.

“It’s hard coming back from a long-term injury especially a couple that just seem to happen one after another.

“When I was at Livingston I obviously tore my hamstring, and it was a big one and then when I was down in England when I'd come back off a loan at Cheltenham and returned to Bristol Rovers I injured my knee.

“It’s been a tough two years and I can safely say that I've put it all behind me now.

“I’m enjoying the game time that I'm getting and the start of the season was frustrating in terms of the goals return but I was getting those minutes under my belt and I feel as if I'm reaping those rewards now.

“There’s no better feeling as a striker than hitting the back of the net so it feels great to be getting the goals and assists that I am just now.

“It looks good that I've scored twice but I need to credit the full team because it’s two really good team goals that we’ve scored against Ayr at the weekend.”

Reilly is now looking to cause a Scottish Cup shock at Fir Park as Morton gear up for their fourth-round tie against Motherwell.

After recording back-to-back wins against Dunfermline and Ayr United, the 28-year-old feels they can go into the tie full of confidence.

He added: “It’s almost a free hit when you play a Premiership team.

"They’re usually the favourites, especially when they’re at home, and they’ll be expected to win.

“It’s a chance for us to go and express ourselves and we’ve got players with Premiership experience in our squad, so hopefully we can use that to our advantage.

“With the results that we’ve had we’ve got to go there in full confidence.

“Although it is a free hit and the league is the priority, we obviously would love a cup run and it would be brilliant to progress to the latter stages of the competition for the the fans.”