Kiltie in fine fettle ahead of Falkirk showdown

In-form Morton frontman Greg Kiltie says he has found his feet at Cappielow and reckons he is now firing on all cynlinders ahead of tomorrow’s titanic Ladbrokes Championship tussle with Falkirk.

Manager Jonatan Johansson brought the 22-year-old to the club on loan from Premiership outfit Kilmarnock for the remainder of the season at the end of January.

Kiltie has scored four goals in 10 starts and one substitute appearance during his time on Sinclair Street, with three of those strikes coming on his last four outings.

And the hitman, who successfully converted from the spot in Tuesday night’s 2-2 draw with Inverness Caley, is in a confident frame of mind as Ton prepare to face the Bairns in a huge showdown tomorrow.

He told “To score three goals in the last four has been really good. If you put that into context, I was probably a slow starter then!

“But it’s been good to start playing again, build my confidence and prove to everybody that I can play this amount of games. And the games have been coming thick and fast.

“I hadn’t played a lot this season before I came here, and I think the manager knew that it would take a few games to get up to the mark.

“That’s probably been the case. The first game you always get through on adrenaline, then after that it takes you a wee bit to settle in. I’d say after two or three games that was me settled into the side and my fitness up.

“So for myself personally, I’ve been really enjoying it at Morton, and to get back on the scoresheet has been an added bonus. I’m feeling confident and getting those three goals in the last four has done volumes for me.”

He added: “But putting me aside, I want to team to go on and finish the season on a high. It’s an added bonus scoring goals, but the team comes first and it’s all about helping the club.

“Tuesday night felt like a defeat a wee bit, the way we conceded at the end. We felt like we should have seen out the game and that our performance deserved a win. Anybody who was there would probably feel the same.

“So it was disappointing – but we have to take the positives. We went behind but showed character to bounce back and go 2-1 ahead before half-time.

“There’s no getting away from the fact we haven’t won in a number of matches. The league table isn’t telling any lies and we’re in the situation that we really do need to pick up positive results.

“We have a huge game tomorrow, but I don’t think the mentality changes too much because we go into every game to win it.

“It is a massive game, though; it’s a game against a team just below us in the league. It’s a six-pointer and the boys know that.

“Everybody’s positive. We were positive on Tuesday and I think you could see that on the pitch. So we’ll take that fight into Saturday and hopefully we can come away with a win.”


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