DYLAN Dykes says he’s enjoying getting regular first team action after moving to Morton last month.

The 22-year-old left Rangers in 2016 and joined Ross County, where he spent two-and-a-half years.

But in that period he only managed two first team appearances, playing predominantly with the reserve side and having a brief spell on loan at Stranraer last year.

He left the Highland outfit just before the January transfer window by mutual consent in search of first team opportunities.

After a successful trial period he joined the Ton last month, and has featured in all five games since, starting the last four matches.

While he’s finding some aspects of Championship football are taking some getting used to, he’s happy he made the switch to Greenock.

He told the Tele: “I’ve been enjoying playing regular first team football and I’m slowly getting used to it.

“I’ve not played a lot of games before coming here, it’s a lot different from what I’m normally used to and I think I’ll just keep getting better as the weeks go on and hopefully we can start pushing up the table.

“The manager is picking me to play, and it gives me the confidence to go and show what I can do.

“I’m only just getting used to this level so I feel like I’ll only get better as the games go on.

“The quickness of the game has been the biggest thing to adjust to. It’s a lot quicker than in the reserves, but hopefully with some more games I’ll start getting used to it.”

The midfielder featured in central midfield for Jonatan Johansson’s side against Ayr United at the weekend, helping to earn his side a point.

Dykes had one of Morton’s better chances in the game, flashing a long-range shot inches wide in the second half.

The midfielder felt his side vastly improved in the second period after a sluggish first half at Cappielow.

He added: “It was a game of two halves, if it was based on the first half I felt we would have taken the point.

“We were slow, but when we got into the dressing room we said to each other we just simply had to do better.

“I felt in the second half we did play better. We played the game in their half, we created half chances, but not the clear-cut chances that we needed.

“The only thing that was missing from our play was a goal.”

All five of Johansson’s January signings featured on Saturday, with four of them starting the game against the Honest Men. And Dykes feels with such big changes to the playing squad it will take some time for the new boys, including himself, to start to gel.

He said: “A lot of the boys have only been playing together for a couple of weeks so it will come, and hopefully we can take the performance into next week.”