STRIKER Gary Oliver hopes to put one over on his old club when Morton begin their season with a clash with Queen of the South.

The Betfred Cup curtain raiser against Queen of the South means the 25-year-old immediately comes up against his old club just a few weeks after leaving them.

He believes that he has a point to prove as he looks to get his second stint at Cappielow off to a flyer.

Oliver told the Tele: “Hopefully the Betfred Cup can will get us warmed up for the league games but also give us something to shout about.

"We want to do well in it.

“You couldn’t have written it that my first game back at Morton would be against Queens.

“When you play your old club, you want to prove a point so I’m looking forward to the big kick off even more now.

“You want to do well against your former clubs and show them what they’re missing."

While some players dread the rigours of pre-season training Oliver has been revelling in it since Ton have been at Parklea.

He said: “I’ve had the bit between my teeth right from the get-go because I’ve been eager to impress the gaffer.

"You always want to start well so it’s just added to the buzz for me.

“I’m sure all the boys will be the same though because they’ve had such a long lay-off.

“We are just looking forward to getting into the games now.”

Oliver only spent one season away from the Ton and feels he has slotted back in seamlessly.

He said: “It’s been good to be back in amongst things at Parklea.

“I thought there might’ve been a few changes since I’d last been at the club but excluding the management team there hasn’t been really, and it’s been nice.

“It’s been top notch so far and I’m really enjoying it and the coaches have been different class.

“I’m just grateful to be back kicking a ball again.

"It's a bit of normality resuming again despite everything that’s going on at the minute.

“Hopefully that can continue for as long as possible but none of us can take anything for granted."