MORTON midfielder Luca Colville says he has been learning all about Renfrewshire rivalry since his side were drawn against St Mirren in the league cup.

Coming from England and having only been at the club for a year, Colville knew little of the derby and the fierce opposition between the two clubs.

But his team-mates have been helping to put that right and now he can't wait for the tie to come round.

The playmaker says flatmate Lewis Strapp has been telling him all about the history of the fixture and how much it means to the club and supporters.

Colville told the Tele: “I’m absolutely buzzing with the league cup draw - it’s great for the club and it will be even better if the fans can get in to the game.

“Strappy was jumping about when the draw came in - I was in the kitchen making my lunch and he came in screaming 'you’ll never guess who we’ve got!'.

“He’s been telling me how much the game means to him, the club and the fans so I’m aware as to what’s at stake here.

“It’s a big derby, so I just hope it’s one to remember.

“The fans will all want to be there for it and hopefully it will be packed out."

In addition to the clash against Saints, Ton will take on Partick, Queen of the South and big-spending Queen's Park.

Colville said: “It’s an extremely competitive group and everyone will have a point to prove in it.

"I’m looking forward to getting stuck in.

“By the time we play Queen of the South it will have been nearly seven months without a game, so it’ll be good to finally be back.

“We’ve got a chance to progress, even though it’s five full time teams in the group.

"That's what the aim will be because it’s a chance for us to improve and hopefully bring in some prize money for the club as well.

“I haven’t played in a derby before.

“This will be my first one and I can't wait for it - if you can't get yourself up for that then you won't get yourself up for anything really."