MORTON loanee Josh McPake is aiming to come back with a bang against Ayr on Saturday after the frustration of serving a one match ban.

The talented youngster could only watch the 1-0 defeat to former side Dundee at the weekend after picking up two yellow cards against Alloa on the opening day of the Championship season.

Nineteen-year-old McPake has made an electric start to his stint at Cappielow and now wants to net his maiden goal for the club at the weekend.

He told the Tele: “I was gutted to have to sit out against Dundee, as I was desperate to prove a point against them.

“I’d only managed to play about seven games for them last season before my spell up there got cut short through injury.

"I just need to get that out of my head and concentrate on the Ayr game on Saturday.

“We can't afford to let our heads drop after the weekend - I don’t know how we didn’t come away with at least a point from that game.

"I’m looking forward to being back in the fold.

“I'd really like to do well in the game because it was absolutely soul-destroying missing out last week.

“I’m happy that I’ve been able to chip in with a few assists so far and get off to a flyer but I’m desperate to score a goal.

"I am a wee bit annoyed that I haven’t already because I’ve had the chances.

“In the Alloa game I had a good few opportunities in the first half and it just wasn’t coming off for me, so a goal to get me off the mark would be great.

“I’m feeling really confident and I know that I can score goals, I just hope that the first one comes sooner rather than later.”

McPake says he is thriving under the tutelage of David Hopkin and hopes that the way he has settled in swiftly will now pay dividends out on the pitch.

He told the Tele: “I’ve been happy with the way that I’ve started here.

"I felt right at home straight away.

“I really like the way that we play - we get up in people's faces and press the life out of them.

“The manager has been great with me so far and I’ve really enjoyed working under him, I think he knows how to get the best out of me.

“He’s always giving me small bits of advice on where he wants me to be, whether that’s in the pockets of space or getting us up the park on the half turn.

“I hope that I can get a good run of games under my belt for him now and really kick on."