CAMERON Salkeld has revealed that Morton manager David Hopkin plans to unleash him up front this season.

Summer signing Salkeld, who arrived at Cappielow last month, told the Tele versatility is one of his strengths having played six different positions at Gateshead last term.

Steve Watson and Ben Clark played the 20-year-old in a variety of roles at the National League club.

However, Salkeld says he and Hopkin have narrowed it down to two positions, with the Morton boss keen to utilise him predominantly as a striker.

He told the Tele: “It’s going to be up top.

“I think that’s where I’ll be and then right-wing back.

“It’s still early doors though but he just wants me to get in behind to use my pace and power.

“There’s nothing set in concrete yet, but we’ll see when we get to the friendlies.

“It’s nice to get into the games and the scenarios, and once you get to the matches we’ll have clearer idea then.”

Salkeld says he’s settling in well with Morton after recently moving up to Greenock.

The ex-Gateshead striker joined up with the Ton a few days later because of a pre-planned holiday.

But after returning to Greenock this week the striker has found pre-season challenging and enjoyable, and says the team are getting on very well so far.

Salkeld signed on the same day as goalkeeper Sam Ramsbottom, and the pair have become good friends in a short space of time, with the Ton duo now looking for accommodation together.

He said: “It’s been really tough.

“Anton [McElhone] has taken the sessions and he knows what he’s talking about and he knows what he’s doing.

“The gaffer’s been tough but it’s something I’m really enjoying at the minute and I’m looking forward to the season. Obviously pre-season is one of the worst times.

“I hadn’t met anyone before. I knew me and Sam were going to be looking for a new place, so we’re looking for a flat at the minute. We’re quite close already.

“When I was at Carlisle I lived in accommodation provided by the club.

“Here everyone else lives at home, so it’s only really me and Sam who are looking for a place.

“It’s been eventful and stressful. We had six flat viewings in one day and it takes it out of you.”

While the Englishman says he’s getting on well with everyone in the Ton squad, he admits he is still getting to grips with the language barrier.

He added: “All the rest of the lads are spot on. I’ve spoken to all of them early on. When the Scottish lads are in full flow in conversation though I have to take a step back a bit to understand them all and think, ‘What’s going on here?’

“But I’m really enjoying it so far.”