SAM Ramsbottom says he’s been blown away by the support Morton have given him since his move Cappielow — with manager David Hopkin even chipping in to help.

The goalkeeper is one of the few members of the squad to have made the move from England up to Greenock.

His new teammates have helped out by providing them with bits and pieces to help set up his new flat, while Hopkin has also played his part, even lending them a blow-up bed before they were fully furnished in their new accommodation.

Ramsbottom says their support, as well as his first few weeks at the club, has left him feeling positive about his move north.

He told the Tele: “The gaffer has been a top bloke for us.

“He’s been helping me and Cameron [Salkeld] with trying to find a place and sending us places to get furniture and even lent us his blow-up bed for a couple of nights.

“Me and Cameron have been saying the club have gone above and beyond for us and really looked after us.

“Whether it’s been giving us cutlery or anything like that, we’ve got no complaints.

“Hopefully we can do our bit and return the favour. It’s a little bit different from my starts at other clubs because everywhere I’ve been I’ve always signed on really late.

“The time I was at Tranmere was the only time I’ve really had a full pre-season under my belt.

“That was the last time I had a full pre-season, but I’m really enjoying it so far, and it’s probably the most I’ve enjoyed being at a club.”

The goalkeeper says pre-season training has been going well, with the squad back at work for two weeks.

Ramsbottom says he’s getting on well with fellow shotstopper Brendan Pearson, as they try to establish themselves as Ton’s number one early on.

While they’re rivals at the minute, Ramsbottom insists they can still get on well together, pointing to his previous time with Owain Fon Williams, now at Hamilton, when Ramsbottom was competing with him at Tranmere.

He added: “I didn’t know him before. I had done a bit of research on him but he’s a really nice lad, and I’ve got on quite well with him.

“Being part of the goalkeepers’ union you always want to wish him well but at the same time you want to be playing.

“It doesn’t mean we can’t push each other on and can’t get on well though.

“I got on really well with Fon Williams, who is at Hamilton now, and he’s one of my closest pals.

“I was with him at Tranmere and he was number one and I was number two.

“I was just trying to learn as much as I could, it’s part and parcel of being a goalkeeper.”