MORTON’S new loan signing Andrew Dallas is hoping to fire Ton towards the play-offs after helping Stenhousemuir to promotion last season.

The Rangers striker joined the Championship side on a temporary switch until the end of the campaign.

The 19-year-old forward helped Stenny to play-off success last season after joining the then-League Two club at the tail end of the 2017-18 season.

He scored three goals in nine games, helping the Warriors topple Queen’s Park and Peterhead to gain promotion to League One.

The Scotland youth international says he is confident in his own ability, and insists this is the perfect opportunity to test himself at a higher level – and show what he can do for Morton.

He told the Tele: “I had a bit of experience in the play-offs last year with Stenhousemuir. It’s a great occasion for the fans and you get a real buzz around the place.

“I’m just really looking forward to hopefully playing my part and pushing up the league.

“It’s a good chance for me to show what I’m really made of, and I’m looking forward to it. It’s about getting your name out there as well.

“There are a good few games left to play and I want to get us up the league and hopefully into the play-off spots, you never know where it can take it to you.

“My spell with Stenhousemuir was a really good test for me, and it put me in good stead for coming back to Rangers and then coming out here.

“I’m looking forward to the challenge. I feel this is really what I need at this stage of my career – I need to prove myself in first team football.

“I know I can score goals at youth level and hopefully I can score goals for Morton.

“I’ve played in the reserves but with first team football there are fans, pressure and there’s a demand on you. That’s when you know what you’re really made of.”

Dallas already knows Ton boss Jonatan Johansson from his days as a Rangers coach, as well as playing alongside him.

The pair lined up together in a testimonial game last season, and he says coming into the club where he already knows the staff is a big plus to help him settle in quickly.

And the striker wants to learn as much as he can from his time at the club – especially from the manager.

He added: “I’ve worked with JJ at Rangers, and I played in that match too.

“It was a bit different, playing alongside him, but he knows my situation and how I think, and of course he’s been there and done it.

“He’s always got a positive attitude and you can see that in the way he takes his training. He’s always looking for the best from you.

“He wasn’t too bad as a player in that game last year either!”