MICHAEL Tidser hopes to add to his 200 appearances for Morton over two spells at Cappielow after Saturday’s 1-0 win over Inverness Caley Thistle.

Tidser started against the Highland outfit to reach the milestone and played his part in a convincing victory on a cold and wet Saturday afternoon.

The midfielder — who made his Ton debut back in 2010 — admits he’s desperate to play many more games for Morton in the future.

He told the Tele: “I’m very proud to have played this amount of games for Morton. It was said during the week that it would be my 200th game and to start was a big plus for me. 

“Then obviously to get the three points I think, for me, was the most important thing.

“As a milestone it was great and I really hope to get a lot more before the end of my career.”

Tidser was to the fore as Morton were utterly dominant in the first half and could have been four goals in front had it not been for the stellar form they found opposing goalkeeper Mark Ridgers in for Caley.

Defender David Raven was shown a red card for a pull on Robert Thomson resulting in Gary Harkins’ match-winning penalty, but Tidser reckons playing against 10 men rather than 11 made it more difficult for Ton to consolidate their lead after the break.

He said: “Mark Ridgers was excellent and in general he’s a really good goalkeeper. But we dominated for large spells of the first half.

“You can think that when someone gets sent off it makes the game easier for a team but often it can actually make a game a lot more difficult because the game opens up and psychologically you think ‘do we go or do we sit?’.

“But as I’ve said the most important thing for me is the win and pushing up the table.”

Harkins scored the spot-kick to win the game for Ton but Tidser explained that the 32-year-old gave him his place by offering him the opportunity to take it himself.

But the thought never crossed his mind and he was delighted to see his team-mate slot it home. 

He added: “Gary offered me the penalty. Obviously I took them before my injury but big Jeebsy [Harkins] has been taking them. I’m not the type to go and demand to take the penalties because he’s been scoring them.

“If he hadn’t been on the pitch I’d have stepped up and been confident enough to take it but it’s the team before individual accomplishments. 

“Jeebsy has been round the block and has been top man for the last six or seven weeks and long may it continue.”