MORTON new boy Michael Ledger says he has a good feeling about his new club after gaining an immediate positive impression.

The central defender, who can also operate at full back, believes he can improve as a player under boss David Hopkin and help Ton

After an uncertain time searching for a new club, the 23-year-old - who had a brief stint at Queen of the South last season - is relieved that he can focus solely on his football again.

He told the Tele: “From the first day that I stepped through the door, I got a really good feeling about the club.

“The training has been excellent and it seems like a really good group of players who have bought into the manager's ideas.

"And on the flip side the manager seemed really impressed with me.

“It was a no brainer for me to sign here.

"When I got the call I was over the moon.

“I know for a fact that even after such a short space of time, working with the manager will bring the best out of me.

“I’d only signed a short-term deal at Queens, so from May onwards I’d been without a club.

"Since then it’s just been really stressful because nobody knew what was going to happen.

“I was just hoping that something would come up and that someone would give me a chance because I’d kept myself fit over lockdown.

“I just hope that I can grab the opportunity that the gaffer has given me with both hands now.”

Ledger says he is keen to make a name for himself in Scotland after a character-building spell in Norway last year.

He told the Tele: “I only came back from Norway in December.

"I left Sunderland when I was 19 and signed a two-year deal with Viking straight off the bat.

“It came out of the blue and I’m really pleased that I went over because it was a great experience for me.

“It’s a different type of football over there, a lot more technical.

"It was good to go over and experience that at such a young age because it’s helped me improve and will help me add something that bit different to the team.

“By the end of the two-years I was keen to try and make my name back here in the UK so I had a choice to make - either stay abroad or try to make an impact back over here, and that’s when Queen of the South came along.

“I definitely want to prove myself in the UK and I think being at Morton gives me a great chance to do that."