SCOTT Tiffoney is hoping his weekend wonderstrike against Dundee United at Tannadice can convince Morton manager Jim Duffy that he’s a born-again striker.

The 19-year-old revealed how he started his career as a frontman but then reverted to playing wide.

But in the last two outings for Duffy’s side, Tiffoney’s forged a good partnership in the final third with team-mate Gary Oliver — and it’s paid a rich dividend.

Oliver helped himself to a goal during the 2-1 win over Dunfermline Athletic in the fourth round of the Scottish Cup.

And not to be outdone, Tiffoney conjured up a magnificent goal from 25 yards as Ton thrashed Dundee United 3-0 on Tayside at the weekend.

It was Tiffoney’s second goal of the campaign and now the teenage sensation hopes to give manager Duffy a different option in the striking department.

Tiffoney said: “I used to play up top when I played at under-17s level and 15s.

“Then I got changed to a wide man and that was me, all the way up until last week against Dunfermline.

“The manager’s put faith in me and put me up front and thankfully I’ve been able to repay him with a good goal.”

Tiffoney reflected on his stunning effort at Tannadice and reckons increased confidence within the Ton ranks is allowing them to be more ambitious in front of goal.

Tiffoney said: “Obviously we’re buzzing with the result.

“We couldn’t believe how easy the game turned out to be but they never turned up on the day and we capitalised. We did turn up and showed them what we can do.

“For the goal, I just picked it up and hit it and watched it go into the top corner.

“I thought ‘It’s one of those days,’ it was a great hit. 

“To be a professional footballer you need confidence but that’s something that I do in training. This time it was lucky it went into the top corner.

“We do have confidence but we’re frustrated too, because we know we can play like that but we’ve just not done it enough this season.

“We have to start showing it more often and hopefully we do that.”

With Dunfermline Athletic visiting Cappielow this weekend in the league, Tiffoney reckons there is no better time to notch a season’s first — and make it three consecutive victories.

He said: “It’s frustrating for us as players because we know we can do that [win matches] on a regular basis.

“Now it’s a case of doing it. Every week we go into the games wanting three points and if we don’t then it won’t be good enough but it will certainly be good to get another three points this week.”