REGHAN Tumilty is looking forward to playing under new manager David Hopkin and happy to put in the miles after signing a fresh one-year deal.

The right-back will enter his second season at Cappielow after triggering an extension in his contract from the last campaign, reaching the 25 appearance mark required with ease.

The former Falkirk and Ross County player was a regular last term, making 40 appearances for the Greenock outfit.

After meeting with the manager last week and holding talks with his assistant Anton McElhone and chief executive Dave MacKinnon, Tumilty admits he can’t wait to get started next season.

The only thing he had to weigh up was his almost threehour round trip from his home at Bridge of Allan to Greenock each day, but the 22-year-old says he’s more than happy to make the journey if it helps improve him as a player.

He told the Tele: “I’m happy I’ve got my future sorted and I can’t wait to get started again.

“I had the option and I knew it was on the back-burner. I just had to think about the travel, but now it’s all sorted I’m happy with it.

“Going from Bridge of Allan to Greenock every morning in the rush hour, it’s a long journey.

“But if you look at the people who are signed up now, and are signing up, I’m buzzing for it.

“I spoke to David Hopkin, his assistant Anton and Dave MacKinnon, they were really welcoming and they were one of the main reasons why I signed.

“It looks really professional and it looks like it’s going to be a tough pre-season.”

Meanwhile, defender Gregor Buchanan has left Morton after turning down a contract offer from the club.