KALVIN Orsi believes that all his hard work is starting to pay off after penning a one-year contract extension at Morton.

The 23-year-old hopes that the new deal can help him kick on even further after an explosive start to 2020 which has seen him score twice in four starts, including on his full league debut away to Dundee United.

The Ton cult hero says that the extension comes as a welcome boost for him during a hectic schedule which will see him play his fourth game in 10 days as the Ton travel to face Inverness in the Highlands tonight.

He told the Tele: “I’m delighted to have signed an extension for next year.

“I’ve worked really hard since I’ve come in so it’s nice to see that it’s paid off.

“Hopefully I can just continue to work hard and do as much for the team as I can and kick on even more from here.

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“It’s amazing to even get an extension but to get everything sorted so early on takes a lot of weight off my shoulders because I can just concentrate on the ten games that Morton have left this season.

“It’s nice to see that what I am doing is getting noticed and that I am having a big impact on the team.

“For me it’s the light at the end of the tunnel in terms of getting myself fit and up to the required standard — I am just delighted.

“It’s been such a draining week having played three times, especially having back-to-back away games like that, and to then have another two games this week, which is a lot, so to have this happen has definitely given me a boost going into the Inverness game tonight.

“It’s definitely given me an extra incentive to go and do well in the games and ultimately repay the faith that the gaffer has shown in me.”

Orsi was keen to thank boss David Hopkin for the guidance he’s received over the last six months, insisting that he’d be nowhere near the player he is today without the Ton manager.

The 22-year-old added: “It’s been some story and it’s brilliant in the sense of I have gone from part-time football and been desperate to come here and play full-time and in my first season I’ve done not too badly and people appreciate it.

“Mainly, you want to do well for the team but it’s always nice that the fans and people around the club like you, because it spurs you on. The gaffer has been very good with me. I couldn’t ask for anything more from him or want anyone else to have helped me at this stage of my career.

“He’s brought me on as a player, he’s brought me on attitude-wise and I’m very grateful for him giving me this chance and everything that’s happened has been founded by him.”