MORTON midfielder Cameron Blues says that he is loving life in his new role under David Hopkin.

The 22-year-old feels he has reached a new level this season after being pushed further up the park by the Morton manager.

After playing predominantly as a holding midfielder, acting as an understudy to key man Kyle Jacobs last season, the decision to play Blues further forward has reaped rewards.

The former Livingston kid has enjoyed making a big impact this season after chipping in with two crucial strikes against Queen's Park in the Betfred Cup and Ayr United in the league.

He told the Tele: “I’m really loving my football at the minute and I feel as if I’ve started well this season and I really want to kick on from here.

“I hope that my form can continue because I’m really enjoying myself whilst I'm playing and hopefully I can continue to get as many minutes as possible and build on my goals.

“I’ve felt as if I could go and be a box-to-box midfielder, who can go and make those late runs and get the opportunities to get goals, so I don’t see why that can't continue, because it’s clearly working.

“It’s really good to play next to Jim [McAlister] and Kai [Kyle Jacobs] in midfield because they’re experienced players, so if they see me go and try to hit the box like the gaffer has told me to do, I know that they’ll complement that by sitting and protecting the defence.

“That’s what the gaffer wants, he wants us all chipping in with goals because we can't just rely on the strikers.

"Defenders need to contribute from corners and we obviously need to pop up as and where we can and thankfully I’ve been able to do that twice already.

“The gaffer's worked on that with me since I’ve signed really, he’s always told me to push on into the box, a bit like he did when he was a player.

"That’s how he got most of his goals, picking up the second balls or knock downs and following the ball in.

“I couldn’t believe it when the ball fell for me in the box against Ayr, because I automatically thought that the diagonal was going to hit Ross MacIver instead of their defender, so I don’t know if it’s going to have been a misjudgement or he’s thought I was a team-mate calling for the ball, I’ll take it either way.

“I should’ve done a bit better with the chances I had up at Dundee so I’m glad I made up for it with another home goal."

Blues is adamant that the Ton must focus on themselves as they look to get their first away victory under their belts as they get set for four consecutive games on road.

The first of the Ton’s trips is to Stark's Park to face high-flying Raith Rovers.

He said: “We probably played better up at Dundee than we have in some of our home games to be fair, but that’s just how football works, isn’t it?

“Sometimes you win and sometimes you don’t but we’ve got four tough away games coming up.

“They’ll be difficult in their own way with different types of pitches, but we just need to take it a game at a time and focus on ourselves.

“Raith are obviously in a good bit of form just now and they’re scoring a lot of goals, but we just have to focus on our game and hopefully we can go there and implement ourselves on them at their place and get our first points on the road sooner rather than later.”