MORTON new boy Tom Allan has played a starring role for Newcastle in the FA Cup but feels that a successful loan season at Cappielow would top his memorable parent club debut.

The winger wants to put all of his training on Tyneside into action as he looks to make a name for himself in the Scottish Championship.

The 21-year-old attacker is highly thought of by Newcastle chief Steve Bruce and was given his maiden run out against Rochdale in the FA Cup third round last year, setting up a goal for big money striker Joelinton.

He also featured in the matchday squad against Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City in the Premier League.

The Englishman believes that those experiences have given him the perfect grounding to establish himself in Greenock.

He told the Tele: “Making my debut for Newcastle in the FA Cup was really special.

“I've been involved in the Newcastle squad for a couple of Premier League games too but I’ve never managed to get on.

“Just being involved on those occasions is something that I’ll never forget, I'll always remember travelling to Manchester City away and then being a part of the team that went and drew 2-2 at Everton in the last minute.

“It’s all a great learning curve for me but it’s now I have to go out and get some games under my belt and do my own thing.

"It's time for me to make a name for myself here at Morton."

Allan had a previous loan spell at Accrington Stanley last season and feels he can build on it working under Gus MacPherson.

He told the Tele: “I really enjoyed my time at Accrington last season, it was a great experience for me.

“The only thing that put a dampener on it was that I got injured around November and couldn't play again until March.

“Despite that I still learned a lot in the short period of time that I was there.

“Even when I was back at Newcastle in pre-season the coaches were saying that they could see that I’ve gone and learned the men’s game.

“Without that I probably wouldn’t be here now at Morton, so hopefully I can put all of that learning into practice.”

Allan admits he has been taken by surprise with the standard in the games he’s been involved in so far.

He said: “When I came up the gaffer and I had a chat about the Scottish game because I didn’t really know what to expect and stereotypically it's not that highly thought of down in England.

“The standard is a lot higher than I imagined and it’s been a good shock to the system.

“People down south really look down on it, which is a real shame because I’m happy to admit that it’s caught me by surprise.

“I’m enjoying it and looking forward to adapting here and really kicking on this season."