MORTON boss David Hopkin has revealed that he hopes to reward Kalvin Orsi’s explosive impact for Morton with a contract extension in the coming weeks.

The Ton supremo says he has been delighted with the work the attacker has put in since his summer arrival from Brechin City. 

Hopkin is now reaping the rewards, with two goals in three starts since the turn of the year, and he hopes to tie Orsi down for next season with a new deal.

He told the Tele: “Kalvin was fantastic again at Ayr for us.

“When I brought him to the club from Brechin where he was playing part-time he had to build himself up and prove himself to us and against Ayr he showed exactly what he can do.

“Hopefully in the near distant future I’m hoping to get him signed up for next season because he brings us something that we might not have in other strikers.

“He’s got energy and he works his socks off every game and most importantly, he gave the Ayr United centre-backs a hole in the brain, because they didn’t know what to do with him when he was on the park.

“He deserved his goal. He also deserved one on Saturday because he had a chance to get one. But he’s shown the composure that he has because he went through and scored on Tuesday and could’ve possibly had another.”

Hopkin heaped praise on all of his players after a gutsy performance at Somerset Park secured a win that saw them move to within two points of the play-off places.

He believes that his side more than made up for the disappointment of conceding twice late on in Saturday’s draw against Alloa.

He added: “It was a fantastic win for us against Ayr. 

“I don’t think Morton have a great record lately against Ayr and it was important for us, especially without Jim McAlister who was ill, to rectify that.

“We put Cameron Blues in the middle and he was excellent until he came off with a bit of cramp, but I thought that the whole team were excellent.

“We scored two great goals, for Ayr’s goal I’m not sure if it was offside or not - it was a great finish nonetheless. 

“But the character that we showed in the last ten minutes not to concede an equaliser was fantastic.

“I’m absolutely delighted that we managed to get three points because it could be a massive three points in our season.

“With no disrespect to Alloa or our home form, which has been excellent, I was aiming for three points last Saturday and a point against Ayr so we’ve come back and made up for the disappointment of conceding so late at the weekend.

“In some difficult conditions I thought Danny Rogers’ handling was excellent and Jack Baird and Sean McGinty put that [Saturday] behind them as well.

“I’m delighted with every player because they’ve gone to a difficult venue and come away with a valuable three points that could put a different face on our season.”