JACK Iredale believes the fact that he spent weeks on trial at Morton before signing can only benefit him — because it gave him three weeks to bond with his team-mates.

Iredale spent a significant amount of time being assessed by Jim Duffy and his coaching staff before eventually going on to pen a six-month contract at Cappielow.

The defender was happy to remain at the club on a temporary basis for as long as he did because it afforded him the opportunity to get to know his team-mates inside out before he agreed a deal. 

And he reckons the relationship between himself and the squad has improved thanks to the time he spent on trial.

He told the Tele: “The lads have made it really, really easy for me to settle in because everyone has been super welcoming. 

“Having the chance to train with everyone for a few weeks on trial, and get to know everyone before the move actually happened, I imagine it’ll make things this season an awful lot easier as it goes.”

The 21-year-old also insists he won’t require advice from fellow Aussie Erik Paartalu, who himself spent two years in Greenock

He said: “Erik Paartalu and myself are from other sides of the country so, to be honest, I’ve never spoken to him in my life.

“I know who he is because I used to watch him on television, but I highly doubt he’ll know who I am because I was a bit younger when he used to play in Australia. 

“So I don’t know if that’s something I’d look to do.”