MORTON boss Jim Duffy is delighted with the strides the club continue to take off the field at Cappielow as he promised to continue doing his best to help on-field success as well.

Duffy has been in charge since 2014 and he reckons the club have consistently improved under their chief executive Warren Hawke and in the community.

With Darren Barr’s appointment yesterday as head development coach following the departure of Andy Millen and the club promoting the aforementioned Hawke to CEO, Ton have been making significant improvements.

He hopes his players can continue the feelgood factor surrounding not only the club, but the Inverclyde area, in the future.

He said: “Each year we’re improving on and off the pitch, in the community, what Warren Hawke has done in the chief executive’s role he’s brought a closeness between the community and the club. 

“There was maybe a bit of distance between the two in the last few years but that’s definitely improving, there’s more of a rapport between the fans and the players. We’re heading in the right direction but it’s all determined by how well we do on the pitch. 

“If you don’t do well on the pitch a lot of that work gets brushed under the surface, so we have to keep doing our bit on the field. 

“But the club as a whole has done really well and one of the most pleasing things is that the club is moving forward.”