LEWIS Strapp insists it’s his time to shine for Morton after signing for another year with the club this week.

The teenager has agreed a one-year contract extension with the Cappielow club, making it his seventh season at the Greenock side since joining the academy back in 2012.

He made his first team debut for the Ton when he was just 16, but has found subsequent opportunities difficult to come by.

After a promising start last season, he broke his big toe in July. The club signed another left-back and a change of managers then saw him move out on loan to Annan Athletic.

He’s hoping his first team experience with the Galabankies stands him in good stead as he looks to claim the left-back berth for himself.

He told the Tele: “I’m getting older now. It was over two years ago I got my first game under Jim Duffy and I got my chance then.

“It was just games at the end of the season. It was when we had got into the play-offs and they were resting people.

“Now I’ve played in the reserves and I’ve played out on loan, this is my time.

“I was thinking last season this would be my year. 

“I got a couple of games under my belt, and then I broke my toe, Rory McKeown got signed and then I got loaned out.

“This year I want to make a name for myself, this is a big year for me.”