NEW boy Ross MacIver believes that he and Morton could be a match made in heaven after finally sealing his loan switch from Premiership side Motherwell.

The 21-year-old striker had to wait for the deal to go through, but has revealed that it did not take much convincing for him to make the switch from North Lanarkshire to Inverclyde.

He says he's done his research and is excited by the prospect playing for David Hopkin's side as they finished as second-highest scorers in the league last term.

MacIver told the Tele: “I’ve been waiting for the move to happen for about six weeks and it kept getting moved back or delayed for one reason or another, so when I signed it was a big relief.

“I’m really looking forward to getting going here and showing what I’m all about.

“There were a few teams that were interested in taking me on loan this year and I did some research to see what my options were.

"What stood out for me was the fact that Morton were the second top scorers in the Championship last season.

“As a striker that’s what you want to hear - you want to be in a team that’s putting balls into the box and creating opportunities regularly during a game.

“Hopefully I can get on the end of a few of them this year.

“The gaffer spoke to me and even just after one conversation I thought ‘I want to play for you’.

"I really like that kind of old school manager who’ll tell you how it is.

“I’ve had a few managers of that kind and I just feel that I thrive in that kind of environment.

“Working with him was a really good prospect for me and seeing the number of young players that have done well here stood out to me too."

MacIver says he cannot wait for the big kick-off next month after six months without football matches.

The 21-year-old returned early to help prepare for Motherwell’s Europa League journey in June.

Nearly four months later he still hasn’t seen any competitive action despite being named on the bench twice this season for Stephen Robinson’s side.

He told the Tele: “Now I know what I am doing for the next year and I can fully focus on making an impact here I couldn’t be happier.

“I’ve already done a pre-season back at Motherwell so I’m raring to go and just get started now.

“I’ve been in training since the beginning of June and we’re now nearly in October and the season hasn’t even started for Morton yet, so it’s been a long process and a frustrating one at that.

“I just hope that I can put the last six months behind me because it’s been horrible just sitting doing nothing during the lockdown.

“I hope that I can play as many games as possible and really establish myself.

"It’s a good opportunity I’ve got here at Morton, I just need to take it with both hands.”