MICHAEL Tidser says he has put all the background drama at Morton behind him in recent weeks as he continues to flourish for the club he loves.

The midfielder bagged his sixth goal of the campaign on Saturday in the Cappielow side’s 1-1 draw with Dundee United.

The 28-year-old has seemed rejuvenated this season and has played a more influential role in the team recently.

The former Rotherham player has only ever scored more than six times once in his footballing career, back in 2012/13 for the Ton when he netted 13, and the team finished second in the league behind Partick Thistle.

While plenty of managers have come and gone in his two spells at Morton, the midfielder says he is keen to remain focussed on performing well for the Ton.

He told the Tele: “Ray’s made a decision to go. Darren Taylor, former first team coach and Graeme Henderson, the former head of performance, have went with him, but that’s football. You can love them or hate them but who really cares?

“They’re away now and we’ve got to let it go and move on.”

“It’s also the same as players – people move on.

“Tam O’Ware is one of my good mates and I’ve seen him going to Thistle and him behind a hero here for seven years and doing very well to him getting booed in the first game back.

“That’s football, whatever he has said since leaving that’s just the way it works.

“This stuff happens in sport, it will happen at clubs up and down the country, but for us as a club, and the chairman touched on it, it’s more important to get this club stable again and get us going in the right direction again.

“You can probably see that we’re all pushing to try and do as well as we can and see where it can take us at the end of the season.

“I just concentrate on the club.

“I can hear the fans singing my name and it’s a club I love because I’ve been here for so many years, and I just want to see us do well.

“I just want to keep contributing on the pitch and keep doing my bit regardless of what goes on behind the scenes.”

The midfielder said Saturday’s draw at Tannadice felt like a defeat, after Fraser Fyvie netted for United in the 93rd minute.

It was Jonatan Johansson’s first game in charge of the Cappielow outfit, and Tidser hopes things will only improve for Morton.

He told the Tele: “It feels like a defeat, coming to Tannadice and taking the lead, and you’re heading into the dying seconds with a lead.

“There’s so many positives to take and that is what the manager has emphasised in the dressing room.

“We need to take those positives and build up from there, keep doing them and moving onto next week.

“Everybody knows what has been going on and since the new manager has come in he’s been first class, he’s very open with everybody and just put his points across.

“The way we were set up today we were very difficult to play against, we could have scored one or two more but I felt we deserved to sneak it.”