CAMERON Salkeld is desperate to score his first goal for Morton and give manager David Hopkin a selection headache.

Salkeld has impressed since his arrival from Gateshead in the summer, with his raw pace, energy and commitment catching the eye of the Cappielow faithful.

The winger says he knows he has to keep working hard to win a place in Hopkin’s starting 11, with the early season form of Aidan Nesbitt and Nicky Cadden restricting him to a string of substitute appearances.

The 20-year-old is keen to get off the mark for Ton sooner rather than later and sees the upcoming games against Partick Thistle and Inverness as a chance to do just that.

He told the Tele: “When I do come on, I try and have a positive impact.

“Whenever I’m coming on the gaffer says to just go and express myself, which I try to go out and do.

“Regardless of if I’m starting or coming on as a sub, I’ll give 100 per cent for the cause.

“I just need that bit of luck, whether it’s a goal or even an assist so that I can get the confidence to go and hopefully start games and play more often.

“I’m enjoying competing with Cadds and Nezzy, it doesn’t help that they’re on fire at the minute, but it’ll be good to see what all three of us could do on the pitch at the same time.

“But I just need to give the boss a headache. I need to give him a decision to make and the only way that I can do that is by doing my best when I come on and to have an impact.

“I want to help the team out as much as I can if I’m being honest.”

Salkeld feels a rub of the green is long overdue after being on the end of two dodgy refereeing decisions recently.

Alan Muir failed to give a blatant foul on him in the build-up to Hibs’ crucial fourth goal, pictured, in Saturday’s Betfred Cup defeat.

Salkeld also saw a goal wrongly ruled out for offside against Queen of the South in the group stage of the competition.

He said: “I’m due a bit of luck soon. 

“With the disallowed goal against Queen of the South where I was clearly onside and everyone in the stadium could see it and then on Saturday.

“That was GBH, he totally wiped me out.

“I’d taken my time getting up because I’d assumed I’d won the foul and then next minute they’ve got the ball in the net. I couldn’t believe it!

“We’re due a bit of luck, myself especially, so hopefully it can come sooner rather than later.

“We’ve got three tough games coming up. 

“I know every game in this league is going to be tough and that anyone can beat anyone but we just need to be at it and give nothing less than 100 per cent to get something from those games.

“The two Fridays back-to-back will be hard, obviously with the time in between and the travelling involved, but they’re winnable if we continue to play the way we have been.

“We’ve been scoring goals and playing well, so there’s no reason why we can’t go out and win them.”