SCOTT Tiffoney insists he is ready for more first-team action this season after starting the last two games in the league.

Tiffoney played from kick-off against Renfrewshire rivals St Mirren and Queen of the South and put in impressive performances in both clashes.

The young winger was rewarded by supporters with a standing ovation against Queens — despite his side being on the losing side of a 2-1 result.

The 19-year-old reckons he has the taste for it now and is hungry for more as Morton try to improve on recent results to push for a second promotion play-off place in a row.

He told the Tele: “It was a big surprise to start in the St Mirren game but I had a wee sneaky idea that I might be at least involved because we had been doing shape in training and I was involved in that.

“I’ve started the last two games and that’s what I’ve always wanted to do. Even if you had asked me a year ago I’d have told you the same answer, that I want to be in the first team week-in week-out. 

“That’s still my aim, to play all the time.

“Hopefully I’ve taken my chance but I suppose we’ll see going forward in the next few games. I’ve got the taste for it now with the last two games so we’ll see what happens from here.”

Tiffoney was awarded the man of the match against the Doonhamers at the weekend and was considered to be one of, if not the only, shining light on a drab afternoon for the Ton.

He was relatively pleased with his own performance. But the youngster was a bit frustrated not to score in the first few minutes of the game when he had a strike cleared off the line as Morton took control early on.

He said: “It’s always pleasing to get man of the match because someone else picks it, so it’s nice to receive that.

“I had a good chance in the first few minutes but because it was from a corner I’m not normally used as a threat in the box from corners. 

“I was a wee bit surprised that it came all the way to me at the back post and my shot was cleared off the line.

“It could’ve been a completely different game if I had scored and we’d got the penalty as well, but I feel that I should have scored. I was disappointed not to put it in the net.”