MORTON 'keeper Aidan McAdams has welcomed the arrival of fellow shot stopper Jamie Butler after the Englishman penned a six-month contract until the end of the season last week.

The young custodian revealed that the club signing the 28-year-old not only eases the burden on him on the training pitch, but it will also help him kick on to a new level in the second half of the campaign.

Despite numerous standout performances so far this season, McAdams is relishing the challenge of competing for a spot in between the sticks.

He told the Tele: “It was good to see that Jamie signed for the club last week.

“It’s good to know that I’ve got that back up there behind me and I don’t have to worry about putting sessions together anymore, I can just concentrate on my game and improving.

“Hopefully I can keep putting the performances in like I have done until the end of the season.

“Competing with him for a starting place will be good for me too. I think anywhere you go, especially as a goalkeeper, there will be competition, but you know it’s good as he’ll be pushing me every day.

“I hit the ground running coming into the club in the summer, I want to try and emulate that kind of form until the end of the season because I’ve really enjoyed it so far.

“I’m confident that I can keep my place going forward. It all comes back to going out and getting the three points on a Saturday - that’s the most important thing though.

“It’s always nice getting plaudits because people are quick to shoot you down when you make mistakes, that’s just the nature of being a goalie.

“It’s all positives, it’s good to have plenty of people speaking highly of you and giving you compliments. It’s given me a fair bit of confidence going into games in recent weeks.”

McAdams is firmly of the belief that he and his team-mates can go to Inverness and come away with all three points after their last showing against the Caley Jags.

He believes that a victory in the Highlands would come at the perfect time for his side, not only ending their winless run but also acting as a confidence-booster going into a tough run of games.

He said: “I think we’ve played well in certain parts of games. I just don’t think that we’ve been able to pick up points when we really should’ve been and that’s disappointing.

“We’ll be looking to get three points on Saturday, the belief is still there within the squad that we can go and get the win, we saw how we played against them with 10 men.

“We’ve got three tough games with Inverness, Hearts and then Dundee coming up so to pick something up at the weekend would be great timing for us.

“The Inverness game is the only thing firmly in our sights just now, we cannot afford to look too far ahead.

"We just need to get three points no matter what.”