MORTON’S Jim McAlister says the captaincy for next season is something that will be discussed when the players return for pre-season.

The 33-year-old was the club’s skipper last term, when former Ton boss Ray McKinnon handed him the role.

McKinnon was later replaced by Jonatan Johansson, who decided to keep the veteran midfielder in the role.

It’s one he enjoyed last season, but McAlister admits Hopkin might have his own ideas about who he wants to lead his Morton side out.

The former Dundee and Blackpool player says it won’t affect the way he conducts his own business going forward for the Ton.

He told the Tele: “Obviously he’s aware I was the club captain last year, and the new manager is coming into a new environment and a new club.

“Sometimes you have players moving with the same manager to several clubs, and he might have someone he likes.

“That’s a conversation we’ll have when we get back to training, but with or without the armband that’s not going to affect the way I approach things.

“You’re an older head in the dressing room and it’s important to keep boys on the right track whether you’re the captain or not. 

“My mindset won’t change, that’s for sure.”