MORTON new boy Rabin Omar says that team-mate Kalvin Orsi has given him a template to follow as he looks to fit in to full-time football.

He says that Orsi's breakthrough last year after signing from Brechin will help push him on as he looks to impress David Hopkin over the course of pre-season training following his recent arrival from Elgin.

The Ton were back in training for the first time in nearly six months on Monday and Omar was keen to hit the ground running and make up for lost time.

The 23-year-old now hopes that he can follow in Orsi's footsteps and force his way into the Ton side as soon as possible.

He told the Tele: “Kalvin worked hard during his first season here and I’ve spoken to him and the gaffer and they’ve told me about the journey that he’s been on.

"It has given me a good bit of motivation to come here and prove myself.

“At first he was a wee bit behind, but he’s worked his socks off to get himself up to speed and to where he is now.

“That really gives me an incentive that if I can do that then I know the gaffer has no problem putting people in at the deep end and putting his trust in them."

Omar says that he is ready to play any role in the team for the manager.

He said: “I don’t know exactly what the gaffer’s plans are for me just yet.

“Whether I’m playing in midfield or up front or as a full-back I don’t really mind.

"I've got that versatility where I can play all of these positions, which I can use to my advantage especially with what’s happened this year.

“Budgets can be reduced or the squad will be a bit tighter, so he can use me in all these positions if he sees fit.

“I genuinely don’t have a preference, I’m just happy to play and give 100 per cent for the team.”

Omar has a track record of goals and big performances in cup ties and is keen to make an impact in Ton's League Cup matches against St Mirren, Queen of the South, Partick Thistle and Queen of the South which will begin the season in early October.

He told the Telegraph: “The group for the Betfred Cup is a hard one but it’s something to look forward to.

“To be here for my first season and to have fixtures like that is something else, the St Mirren one is on the telly as well so that adds that wee bit extra to the occasion and makes it that wee bit more exciting.

“I always seem to do well in the big games no matter where I’ve been, whether that be against teams higher up or on the TV, so hopefully I can have a similar impact here.

“I’m just so excited to get started."

Meanwhile Morton boss Hopkin is running the rule over three trialists.

The contract hopefuls have joined the first-team as they start pre-season training.

Two of the three are thought to have come from south of the border as they look to impress the Ton chief.

Hopkin may look to pluck more talent from England following the signings of Luca Colville and Cameron Salkeld last summer from Bradford City and Gateshead respectively.