JAMIE Lindsay says the grounding he received at Morton last season has set him up to enjoy a fruitful campaign at Ross County.

The 21-year-old midfielder became a fans’ favourite at Cappielow last year after a stellar campaign for the Ton. 

And it earned him a fresh loan deal in Dingwall at Premiership outfit County.

Having started four games in the Premiership so far this campaign, Lindsay reckons he learned how to cope with the challenges of top-flight football thanks to his season under Jim Duffy in Greenock.

And he pinpointed Ton’s Betfred Cup exploits of last term as particularly helpful in his development as a player — and his readiness to make the step-up to stronger competition.

Speaking exclusively to the Tele, Lindsay said: “If you had told me I’d be going on loan to a Premiership team two years ago I’d have told you ‘I’m not ready’. 

“But because I’ve played with Dumbarton and Morton I’ve played in big games and gained a lot of experience, and I feel like I am now. 

“The cup games last year have helped me a lot. The run in the Betfred Cup with Morton was invaluable.

“You want to play at as high a level as you can and even last season I got a taste of the big games at Hampden and we played Rangers in the cup and Dundee United who are still a big club. 

“The Renfrewshire derbies against St Mirren are big games so that’s great. 

“And in the Premiership you’re playing those games every week.

“It’s good that I’ve got that opportunity this season to play in bigger stadiums against a better standard of team so that’s been really good for my development.”