MORTON youngster Ruaridh Langan is delighted to have his short-term future at Cappielow sorted out so he can focus all his time and energy on knocking down the door of the first team next season.

The development squad captain yesterday penned a six-month contract extension that will see him continue on Sinclair Street until at least January 2018.

The ambitious teen — who is yet to make his senior debut for the club despite sitting on the bench against both Falkirk and Dundee United this season — hopes he can make some sort of impact for Jim Duffy’s first team to repay the manager’s faith in him.

He exclusively told the Tele: “I’m a bit relieved that it’s all been signed. It gets it done with and it’s all out the road so I’m happy.

“The manager has given me the chance to go, get in there and impress him so that’s what I’m aiming to do in the next six months. I’d like to push my way in to start getting more involved in first team stuff and kick on from there hopefully.

“Last year I was with the 20s for the vast majority of the time and this coming season it’s about me trying to push on and get closer to being a first-team player. 

“I’ll go in and do my best to try and impress and see what happens. If I get my chance I’ll try and take it.”