PROMISING Morton winger Scott Tiffoney admits he was gutted to hear that development squad coach Andy Millen was leaving the club because he has played such a vital role in the youngster’s career at Cappielow.

Millen, who was development squad coach at Morton since May 2015, was confirmed as Kilmarnock’s new under-20s manager on Monday. 

Tiffoney can’t thank his mentor enough for helping mould him into a fledgling star and giving him the confidence to be his attacking self in the final third.

He told the Tele: “I was shocked with the news about Andy leaving the club because he really is one of the best guys in football. Every day working with him was really good so I’m very disappointed.

“He phoned us the other day and told us and I didn’t quite believe him when he told me. It’ll be weird without him here next season because he was just always there.

“He’s been massive for me in my career so far. He’s played 800 games or something and he just helped me so much with his experience. 

“He basically would tell you what you need to do to become a professional footballer. 

“But honestly, what a coach and what a guy he was to have in the dressing room.

“Playing week-in-week-out with the 20s I was playing really well under Andy. You can just go and play and it’s so much easier because he gives you the chance to go out and be creative. He was all for that in the final third.”