MORTON’S new signing Robbie Muirhead says his career can ‘move forward’ under David Hopkin – describing the Ton boss as the man to get the best from him.

The striker signed a one-year deal at Cappielow after leaving Championship rivals Dunfermline Athletic.

Muirhead said it only took a short chat with the new Morton gaffer to convince him the move to Greenock was the right one.

He told the Tele he is looking forward to getting back to enjoying his football again after having a disappointing time in Fife.

He said: “I didn’t play as much as I would have liked, but that’s how football goes at times.

“I met the Morton manager and backroom staff a couple of weeks ago and I liked the changes they were making at this club.

“They are changing things so the club itself can take a step forward and hopefully I can also take a step forward here in my own career. I want to play as many games as possible and enjoy my football again whilst helping the team do well.”

Muirhead began his career with Kilmarnock before moving onto Dundee United.

He had a spell on loan at Partick Thistle before making the switch to the capital with Hearts.

When then-Jambos manager Robbie Neilson left for MK Dons, Muirhead followed before he returned north to play for the Pars last season.

The former Scotland youth international says it was an extremely frustrating period with Dunfermline after being moved around and tried in different positions.

The 23-year-old made 15 appearances last season among just four starts at East End Park. He rarely featured after Allan Johnston left the club in January.

He said: “If I did play I was played out of position on the left or right wings, rather than as a number nine.” 

The striker hopes after early discussions with Hopkin he can re-establish himself as an out-and-out forward.

He added: “That’s another reason why I signed at Cappielow. I’ve wanted to play as a number nine for a long time now but I’ve always been shunted left and right depending on what has been happening with injuries or a change of formation.”

Muirhead becomes the 13th player to sign up under Hopkin as his squad begins to take shape. The players will report back for pre-season training next Thursday and the former MK Dons forward is excited to get going ahead of the new campaign.

Muirhead said: “I liked the changes that were happening here and I’m happy to get my future sorted. Pre-season starts in a week and I’m looking forward to it.”

The club has also held talks with former loanee Aidan Nesbitt after he was released by Dundee United.

Meanwhile ex-Ton forward Gary Oliver has signed a two-year deal with Queen of the South.