MORTON’S Derek Gaston says he has no complaints after finding himself second choice goalkeeper in recent weeks.

January loan signing Robby McCrorie has started every game for the Ton since joining on a temporary switch from Rangers last month.

The 20-year-old has impressed between the sticks in those games, putting in several man of the match performances.

Gaston had been nursing a shoulder injury recently after being forced off crocked against Ross County at the start of the year.

While he played against East Fife in the Scottish Cup several weeks later, the shotstopper was still carrying an injury.

While it’s now fully healed, the goalkeeper finds himself sitting on the bench, and says he’ll just have to bide his time until he can get back into the starting line-up again.

He told the Tele: “Everyone wants to play whether it’s a striker or a goalkeeper. 

“Unfortunately the thing with being a goalkeeper is only one of you can play, and you’re not exactly going to get 10 minutes at the end of a game.

“Robby has come in and done really well. He couldn’t have done much better than he already has so it’s one of those instances where I just have to work hard in training.

“I picked up an injury at the end of the Ross County game. 

“I missed the Alloa game and then [Ryan] Scully decided he was leaving, and I had been struggling with my injury a bit.

“He [the manager] was a bit worried with the goalkeeping situation and I was struggling with my injury at the time and he felt he needed to bring in another goalkeeper, the opportunity to bring Robby arose.

“He obviously knows what he can do and felt he had a good opportunity to bring in Robby from Rangers.

“I thought it [the injury] would be a short thing but it’s lingered for a week or two, I wasn’t feeling 100 per cent during the East Fife game but I don’t think it would have affected the result. It’s just part of football unfortunately but it’s alright now.”

Gaston has already had to deal with spending time on the sidelines this season, after Ryan Scully started the campaign well and established himself as the club’s first choice keeper, before working his way back into the team.

He added: “I was obviously in a similar situation at the start of the season when Ryan was here. 

“He was playing well and you know there’s not too much chance in the upcoming weeks if he’s playing well. I just have to keep working hard and you never know, I can try and get myself back in the team.

“Things can change in an instant in football, so I just need to keep working hard in training and see where it takes me.”