MORTON new boy Kyle Jacobs has targeted a place in the promotion play-offs as the team gets set for the new season.

In his first interview since finalising his contract at Cappielow, the 28-year-old told the Tele he is raring to go, with the competitive kick-off now less than a week away.

Summer signing Jacobs agreed a one year deal with the Ton at the end of May to reunite with former gaffer David Hopkin, ending a four-year spell at Queen of the South.

He says he is determined to help push the club forward.

Jacobs told the Tele: “Getting the club into the play-offs, that’s what I’m aiming for.

“We just missed out last year, finishing fifth, so hopefully we can kick on and finish as high as possible to improve on that.

“The gaffer hasn’t said what his aims for the season are yet but I’m sure the play-offs are an expectation that hopefully everyone at the club wants to reach, and the friendlies we’ve played will stand us in good stead for that.”

Jacobs, who was the first player secured by boss Hopkin after taking over the reins, previously played under him at Livingston alongside his brother Keaghan.

The South African says he was pleased to secure his future so quickly and was immediately impressed by the manager’s plans for the club.

He told the Tele: “I was delighted to sign the pre-contract so I could enjoy the time off.

“The way the gaffer spoke to me about the club and the way he wanted to go about things convinced me to sign.

“The way he wanted to go about things made it easy for me.

“I obviously knew him from my time at Livingston and my brother Keaghan had played under him as well and he told me just how successful he was at Livingston, which made a big difference in deciding to sign.

“All the work that has been going on behind the scenes has been making a big difference.

“It might only be little things but it has given us a lift and makes you want to do well because everything is being done properly.

“I just can’t wait to get going now in front of the fans with the Betfred Cup games coming up.

“Hopefully I can play as many games as I can and enjoy myself whilst I’m at it.

“It’s been a tough pre-season, but I feel as if it’s been the best one I’ve had.”

Jacobs says he has fond memories of Cappielow after a string of good performances there, albeit in opposition colours.

Now he is keen to make his mark with the home support.

He said: “I’ve always enjoyed playing against Morton, they’ve always had a good pitch and I’ve always played well against them.

“I scored a good goal against them last season [at Palmerston in April] so hopefully I can carry that on going into the new season.”