MORTON Player of the Year Aidan McAdams says that his personal accolades won’t mean anything unless he can help keep the club in the Championship.

The 21-year-old stopper has enjoyed a stellar breakout campaign, keeping eight clean sheets in all competitions after leaving the youth set-up at Rangers last summer.

McAdams' outstanding performances were recognised this week, with the shot stopper being named Ton's player, young player and players' player of the year.

But he today insists helping Ton get the better of Dick Campbell’s Arbroath tomorrow night is what matters the most.

Gus MacPherson’s side travel to Angus knowing nothing other than a win will do as the two sides battle it out to avoid the relegation play-offs and McAdams insists that Ton have what it takes to do what’s required.

He told the Tele: “At the start of the season, I’ll be honest, I couldn’t have asked for much more.

“To have played in 30 games by the end of the season would’ve been enough for me but the fact that I’ve managed to pick up the awards at the same time is just brilliant, things couldn’t have gone much better for me really.

“It won't mean half as much though unless the club stay in the league now. That’s the main aim, keep the club in the Championship.

“We just have to go out tomorrow night and give it our all and leave nothing out on the pitch and hopefully we can come back down the road with the three points needed to ensure our safety.

“If we can do that then it would top off a good year for me and for the team where we’ve managed to keep the club in the league during an extremely difficult year.

“Everybody in Scottish football knows how tough it is to go to Arbroath and get a win. But going into the game knowing that a win is exactly what we need, knowing that makes it so clear and the message will be simple from there.

“This was my first season out with any sort of academy set-up and you either sink or you swim and thankfully I’ve managed to keep my head above water.

“I wanted to bring a consistency into my game week-in, week-out and thankfully that’s what I've been able to do this year.

“It’s been a difficult year in more ways than one. I was working without a goalkeeping coach for a third of the season, but I just had to try and take bits from coaches that I’d worked with previously to put on a decent enough session so that not only I, but the other 'keepers, can improve as well.

“I’ve had to grow up a lot. I think it’s a credit to the professionalism showed by not just me but the younger goalies like Chris Wylie.

“He’s had to help me out this year massively and then obviously Jamie Butler has come in to take sessions.

“It’s been a team effort, but from a selfish point of view I needed to come out of an academy set-up and hit the ground running and they’ve helped me do that so I couldn’t be more grateful.”

McAdams admitted that his hard work has only just started as he looks to make a name for himself within the Scottish game.

Just shy of a half century of senior appearances, the stopper hopes that he can look to reduce the deficit to hit the 100 landmark next year, with more clean sheets to boot.

He said: “If I could end the season with a clean sheet you’d like to think we’d have come out of the game by staying up and it would take me up to nine in the season so far.

“That would be nice to round it off with a clean sheet every three games or so, which isn’t too bad in a league like the Championship.

“It would be gutting not to get 10, but for my first season in professional football I’m not really in a position to moan about that.

“I’m still very young in goalkeeping terms. Next season I need to be playing a similar amount of games, if not more.

“Hopefully next year the league is back to normal length and you’re looking closer to 40 games in a year.

“My goal within myself is to reach 100 professional appearances as quick as I can because hitting that mark shows you’ve got experience so to hit that in the next few years is definitely my aim.

“I’m half way there already so this is just the start.”