GREENOCK footballer Jack Purdue is adamant that he will not be resting on his laurels after a flying start to the season with new club Annan.

The 20-year-old winger impressed and found the net in his midweek debut for the League Two side as they pulled off a Betfred Cup shock by defeating Premiership outfit Hamilton 3-1.

Jack wants to build on his promising performance after leaving Queen's Park at the end of last season.

He told the Tele: “Hopefully I’ve given myself a platform to really kick on and show what I’m all about this season.

“I can't just rely on that one performance and sit on it for a few weeks.

"I need to build on it and work even harder so that I can have a big impact this season.

“That is what I’m at Annan to do.

“I just want to go out and play football and enjoy myself, so I’m really grateful that the manager Peter Bradley has given me the chance to do that.

“Hopefully I can prove a lot of folk wrong this season because I haven’t really played at all over the last year or so.

“I didn’t play much last year so I’ve got to make a point for myself that I can make it in men’s football.

“I will have that bit of extra grit to go on and do well this year because the seven month lay off we've had was horrible.

"It really made me realise how much I wanted to play football and to do it for as long as possible."

Purdue was thrilled at playing such a key role in Tuesday's shock result.

He said: “To get a goal was brilliant, especially on my debut for a new team.

“Then to top that, it was against Premier League opposition so I’m really happy with that

“It was a tough game and I was up against Lee Hodson - the guy’s played for Rangers and at international level so it was a great experience for me.

“Hamilton are probably the toughest team in our group.

“To win that first game back after such a long lay-off, and with Hamilton already being a few games into their season, was fantastic.

"We will hopefully build on it.

“I need to be able to do that week-in, week-out this year.

“It could be raining or snowing, I know that after all that time off that this is what I want to be doing.

“I just need to take my chance here.”