AIDAN McAdams says he has relished the pressure of being the only goalkeeper at Cappielow this season.

The 21-year-old has excelled as Ton's number one under both David Hopkin and now current boss Anton McElhone and has registered five clean sheets in the process.

McAdams says it's strange not having direct competition for his spot - but he believes having the extra expectation on his shoulders has helped him progress in the first team this term.

He told the Tele: “It’s been a really enjoyable season for me.

“I’d definitely say that the run of games has helped me adjust to the first-team environment.

“I really wanted to get myself in and around a first team this year. I felt that it was important for me.

“My first loan didn’t really work out for me and then I went to Edinburgh City and I was the number one playing every week.

“I suppose since then I’ve had the bit between my teeth to go and kick on and make a first team jersey mine.

“Thankfully I’ve done that now, but the hard work doesn’t stop here. I want to keep that run going now until the end of the season and see what happens.

“Being a goalkeeper can be a lonely experience, you’re the only one in the starting 11 and you’re usually competing with your mate for the only position available to you.

“Obviously that’s a bit different just now with me being the only signed goalie at the club.

“We have the young boys in, Chris Wylie and Mateusz Miller, who are in and training every day with the first team.

“It is different with no direct number two there but it’s up to me to approach the situation in the right way.

“I’ve got to remain professional every day and bring that into training and at the moment, that’s certainly helped me a lot.”

McAdams admitted that he has gained experience he never thought he would have this season being the only signed 'keeper for the club.

He revealed that Ton's ‘goalkeepers' union’ is one of the best he’s been in, despite it being one of the youngest.

He said: “It is a bit strange, but I’m really enjoying it, it’s a great experience for me going forward.

“It’s an incredibly young GK union that we’ve got at the club, but it’s testament to the younger boys the standards that they maintain whilst there in.

“I pride myself on hard work and you always want to bring a certain standard to your training every day.

“You can’t afford to do anything half-heartedly because it’ll show in your performances.

“It doesn’t only benefit yourself, but it benefits others too if you train how you play so if you set that standard in training then you’re not only improving yourself but the others around you.”

McAdams hopes that Ton can make it three wins out of three under new gaffer Anton McElhone as they prepare to face Ayr United at Somerset Park tomorrow night.

While Ton's clash against Inverness was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch, the Honest Men fell to a 5-3 defeat at Tynecastle against Hearts.

The Ton 'keeper believes that could give them a slight advantage against Mark Kerr's side.

He added: “The last game against Ayr was a bit hectic but we’re hoping to follow up on that game with another positive result against them, but we know how tough it will be.

“We’ve obviously had no game this weekend whilst they’ve gone and played at Tynecastle, so that could work to our advantage in having an extra day to prepare.

“We’ll be confident going into the game, we know that they’ve got threats and Somerset is a tough place to go as well.

“We’ll go in confident, we’ve had two results on the bounce so hopefully we can continue to build momentum, make it three and put some pressure on the play-off places.”