GOALKEEPER Sam Ramsbottom says he is determined to stay in the Morton team and reach the milestone of 100 career appearances by the end of this season.

Despite losing two of the last three games, Ramsbottom feels that he is gaining more confidence as he gets more minutes on the pitch and he believes he can keep his place over Irish international Danny Rogers.

The English shotstopper says reaching 100 appearances before the end of the season is making him more determined to maintain his spot.

He told the Tele: “I feel as if I’m getting better and better as the games go by.  The more you play with people the more you build relationships.

"I need to keep trying my best because at the minute, it’s my jersey to lose. It’s the same old story for goalkeepers, only one of you can play at the one time.

“The three games in the last week have given me a platform to go on and to try and retain my place and play as many games as possible.

“The aim is to get to 100 senior appearances by the end of the season. I think I’m at around 80 just now and that was the aim when I’d originally signed, to play as many games as possible.

“You begin to learn more the more times you play with people, so in this case it’s Pete [Peter Grant] and Bairdy [Jack Baird] and you’re able to try certain things in training, but obviously that’s a bit different when three points are on the line and you’re in front of a few thousand people.”