GARY Oliver is delighted to be partnered up with new striking options this season after feeling ‘isolated’ at times as a lone front man.

Oliver starred up top on his own for large spells of last season when pal Jai Quitongo injured his knee against Dunfermline in December. 

But Morton manager Jim Duffy has been working on new attacking formations with the new campaign in mind.

And with new signings Bob McHugh and Robert Thomson running rampant thus far during their pre-season outings, Oliver is excited at the prospect of working with the new boys to fire Morton up the league table when the new season starts.

He told the Tele: “Pre-season has been difficult, of course, but that’s what you want from it. All the boys are looking quite sharp and fit, so that’s good. 

“We’ve played four or five games or something and it’s quite a new squad as well so we’ve been spending time gelling.

“It’s a new formation we’re working on as well, so it’s so far so good. We’ve played a lot more with an emphasis on attacking so far. 

“Last year I was up front myself quite often, a wee bit isolated, but this year we’ve got different options like Bob McHugh and Robert Thomson.

“So it’s good to have different attributes up front, it’s all good.”