ROBERT Thomson claims he’s more than just a target man as he prepares for the season ahead at Cappielow.

Morton’s new front man scored 12 goals in all competitions last term for Dumbarton and he insists he is capable of scoring all types of goals rather than simply using his head.

He said: “I’ve got a target man aspect because I’m relatively good in the air, but that’s not just my game. 

“I’m competent and technically able with the ball at my feet and hopefully I can add a lot to the team including my share of goals.”

Thomson also says one thing he guarantees about his game is a strong work ethic that will fit in with Ton boss Jim Duffy’s side. 

The former Dundee United forward says he learned his craft at Tannadice and has taken the hard-working persona to every club he’s played for since.

He added: “Regardless of what level I’ve played at or for what team, work ethic is always something that’s been drilled into me. Maybe it’s because of my grounding at Dundee United but it’s a given. You’re always going to know if you’re not playing well but nobody can fault you if you’re giving it your all every time.”

The 24-year-old was able to joke about his dad being a St Mirren fan, but he maintains that his family are right behind him in his bid to help Ton enjoy a successful campaign.

He laughed: “My dad is obviously happy for me that I’ve been able to go into full-time football and get the opportunity to do that again.”