YOUNG Morton midfielder Cameron Blues believes he has come on leaps and bounds in his first year at Cappielow - and now wants to become a regular starter.

The midfielder is looking to learn from his experiences last season after arriving from Livingston.

The 22-year-old playmaker signed for the Ton initially on a one-year loan deal before it turned into a permanent contract.

He then extended his stay in the summer, agreeing a one-year extension.

Blues now aims to work hard with boss David Hopkin to take his game to a new level.

He told the Tele: “Last year was my first full season in and around a first team because I’d only experienced it in bits when I was a youth at Falkirk.

“It was the first time I properly felt a part of a first team and it was a great experience for me.

“It’s a big step up from reserve level, but I loved it.

"I made around 20 appearances so hopefully I can improve on that this time around.

“I’ve really enjoyed working with the gaffer and was buzzing that he wanted to keep me for this year as well.

“He’s helping me improve week by week."

Blues says the manager has a clear idea of what he wants from his engine room men.

He told the Tele: "He's looking for his midfielders to run the game, whether that be in a two or a three.

“He’s been brilliant for me so far and I only hope that I can keep learning off of him this season.

“You can see from his experience in the game the knowledge that he has, so I’m really looking forward to seeing what can happen this season."

The midfielder says he is aiming to find a level of consistency to his game when the season finally starts next month.

Blues added: “I felt as if I done alright last season, I started well and then I kind of fell away a wee bit.

“I found it hard when I found myself out the team but I just kept working away and managed to get involved again towards the end of the season before the pandemic hit.

"That happened at the wrong time for the team and myself really.

“As one of the younger boys in the squad I really enjoyed being in and around the team during that spell at the turn of the year, it was great for everyone’s confidence and we were flying.

“It was disappointing the way it came to an end because we were winning games and really hitting top form.

“Everyone was enjoying their football - I just hope that we can get back to that.

“We’re looking to build and kick on now."