GOALKEEPER Derek Gaston has signed a new two-year contract extension that will tie him to Morton until the summer of 2018.

The shot-stopper made a clean sweep of five supporters’ club player of the year awards last term after his inspired performances between the sticks helped Ton to the League One title.

And Gaston was recently rewarded for his regular heroics with the offer to extend his stay, which he penned at Parklea on Friday afternoon.

The 28-year-old, whose original deal ran out at the end of the current campaign, said a combination of the security offered and his contentment at Cappielow meant committing his future to the club required little consideration.

A thrilled Gaston told the Tele: “I signed a two-year extension at Parklea yesterday so after this season ends I have two more, taking me up to the end of 2017/18.

“It feels good to get that signed. It gives you security and means you know where you’re going to be and don’t have to worry about a drop in wages or needing to find a new club.

“I know where I stand for the next few years, but it’s not all about the security – you’re not going to sign somewhere especially for as long as I have, and will be, if you’re not happy.

“You could be offered all the money in the world, but if you’re not enjoying it, there’s no point in being there. And I’m definitely enjoying my football here with Morton.” Gaston came close to helping the Greenock outfit get to the Premiership in season 2012/13 and says the target over the next three seasons is to try and achieve that feat.

He added: “Getting to the Premiership is always the hope, especially with the way the league is set-up just now with a play-off system."

Full interview in today's Telegraph.