SCOTT Tiffoney insists he’s happy doing the dirty work for Morton on the wings — because it’s a much more important aspect of the game in the Championship than in the Development League.

It’s less demanding for Tiffoney in the Ton under-20s in terms of back-tracking work as the 19-year-old is rarely required to put in a defensive shift for Darren Barr’s men.

In his last two outings for Jim Duffy’s first-team the teen admits he has already put in more work defending than he would usually have to in Development League West. 

However, Tiffoney admits he’s ready for the responsibility and won’t shirk his duties as he understands the importance of hard work for the entirety of every 90 minutes in the Championship.

He told the Tele: “I like to attack and I enjoy playing out wide because it’s my natural position and I get to attack all the time. But in the first team you have to be ready and willing to do the defensive work as well.

“I need to still try to get used to the defensive aspect of it but to be honest it doesn’t really bother me having to track back or anything like that. I just need to defend more in the first team games than I would usually in the 20s games.”

Tiffoney enjoyed two impressive performances for Ton in their 2-2 draw against St Mirren and last Saturday’s 2-1 defeat to Queen of the South.

The winger even earned himself a standing ovation on the way off against the Doonhamers despite being part of the defeat — but he insists he didn’t even notice the supporters’ reaction until it was pointed out to him after the game.

He said: “I didn’t notice that I was getting a standing ovation at the time, it was only after the game that folk told me about it. 

“At the time I was totally focused on getting off the pitch to try and let the team get back in the game as there wasn’t too long left.

“What I want to do is play week-in, week-out and if the fans enjoy it then that’s obviously a positive as well.”

The wide man started on the right-hand side of Morton’s attack last weekend, right next to the dugout where boss Duffy is never short of advice.

Tiffoney claims to be happier when the gaffer is relaying his directions to him — because it means he’s continuing to learn on the pitch.

He added: “It’s not too bad having the gaffer on my side when I’m playing. 

“It’s good when he’s giving you information throughout the game and it’s good to take on board. 

“It’s not a bad thing him shouting and telling me to do certain things.”