MIDFIELD dynamo Kyle Jacobs is eyeing up 100 Morton appearances after putting pen to paper on a new long-term contract at Cappielow.

The 29-year-old has committed himself to Gus MacPherson’s side for the next three seasons and having made 54 appearances to date, the South African has targeted reaching the century landmark with the Cappielow club.

Jacobs believes that the new era under Morton Club Together's ownership gives everyone a clean slate and says that he feels right at home at Cappielow as he enters his third season in Greenock.

He told the Tele: “Making 100 appearances is the aim now. Obviously I want to play as many games as possible and that means playing week-in, week-out and if I can do that then that will carry me on my way to making 100 appearances for Morton.

“I was looking for at least a two-year deal to get a bit of stability and the club came in and offered be an even better deal which I was more than happy to sign.

“I think the main thing for me is just to play well and play well consistently, enjoy my football and get the club back up the table and competing like we should be doing really.

“It’s a fresh start for not just me but all of us here now.

“There’s obviously the new owners coming in, Gus is the new manager and the new season is approaching us rather quickly as well, so it’s a chance for us to put everything behind us and move on and learn from it.

“I’ve really enjoyed my time at Morton so far and I’ve been really enjoying my football.

“Even last season, we were struggling at the bottom of the league but I was still enjoying my football.

“I seem to have just been playing my best football here and when I do that I really enjoy it, so hopefully I can continue to help the team in that sense.

“It’s been great and it’s another reason why I signed on for as long as I have, because I love it here."

Jacobs admits that he and his team-mates were left frustrated after Ton struggled at the bottom end of the Championship last season.

But he believes that they can use the difficult experience to come back stronger when the new campaign kicks off.

He added: “There was a lot of frustration about last season, a lot of us felt as if we’ve underachieved and I’m no different.

“There was a lot of change on and off the park which didn’t help. It was frustrating as I think we had a good squad, maybe in the attacking areas we lacked a goalscorer which is what ultimately cost us.

“Our defensive record was actually quite good last season. I think it was the third best in the league, so there’s a lot that we can learn from in a positive way.

“I think we did underperform last year and ultimately it showed with us ending up in the play-offs, but thankfully we were able to get through it."