MORTON boss David Hopkin has made his second signing of the day by adding Cameron Salkeld to his squad.

The Tele revealed earlier this week that the former Gateshead man was in line for a move to Ton, with Dundee also reportedly interested in securing his signature.

The player has now sealed a one-year deal with the Cappielow club.

Salkeld, 20, has had previous spells with Carlisle, Whitby and on loan at Annan Athletic.

He joins fellow new recruit goalkeeper Sam Ramsbottom in penning terms with the Ton today.

Morton boss Hopkin says he saw off competition from a number of clubs to secure Salkeld’s services following an impressive season down south in the National League.

He said: “Cameron is someone we’d seen playing, Dave Timmins has watched him a number of times.

"He’s only turned 20, he’s 6ft 1in, has a great physique and is very quick and direct.

“He can also play in numerous positions: he can play right wing-back, left wing-back, he can play in the middle, he can play up front.

“He’s one that I have been monitoring.

"I have a lot of contacts who are scouts in the north east of England, and I asked them about players because I knew Gateshead were in a bit of financial trouble and their players were available.

“Cameron has everything and it’s an opportunity for him to come and play.

"I had him, his agent, and his dad in today and they are all delighted and he can’t wait to get started.

“He had three or four other options in England – I know there were two League Two clubs and one League One club trying to get him – so we’re delighted that he has decided to sign with us.”