NEW Morton goalkeeper Jack Hamilton says he's ready to pull off all the stops to cement his place as Gus MacPherson's number one shot-stopper.

After losing out to Adam Legzdins as Dundee's first-choice 'keeper, the 27-year-old felt it was crucial to make the right move at this stage of his career and he believes Morton are the perfect fit.

Hamilton says he's arrived at Cappielow in prime condition after training with Kilmarnock recently and can't wait to kick off the campaign at Stranraer in the Premier Sports Cup group stage.

He told the Tele: “I’m delighted to have gotten everything sorted and to be getting into that routine again.

“It’s great that I’m going to be able to get straight into the action with the Premier Sports Cup starting tomorrow.

“I spoke to the manager a couple of weeks ago and from the first phone call I liked everything that he said.

“I’ve been lucky enough to have trained with Kilmarnock for a couple of weeks and to have gone away to Northern Ireland with them, so I’ve been able to keep myself fit over pre-season.

“Everybody seems really nice and welcoming and I think I’ve made the right decision in coming here.

“It was important for me to make the right choice at this time in my career and even as a goalie I’m still relatively young with plenty of years ahead of me.

“The opportunity arose for me to come and play games and to get back enjoying my football and I think this is the place for me to do just that.

“You’ve got the age old saying of if your work feels like a hobby then you’ll never work a day in your life and that’s firmly the case with me.

“It’ll be nice to train during the week building up to the weekend and playing in a tough league that is going to be very tight.

“The manager has given me that reassurance that I’m going to be playing games and it’s up to me from now to keep my place and repay the faith that he's putting in me.

“I want to get back to my best and performing consistently and I think Morton are a great club for me to achieve that.

“I’ve never played at Stranraer so it’s another ground to tick off the list. I hope that we can start off with a positive result as we know it won't be easy in the slightest."

Hamilton admitted that it was a strange experience playing in front of empty stands last season.

The former Scotland Under-21s 'keeper believes it will be a welcome sight to see fans back in the stands this season.

He said: “I’m looking forward to getting going and playing in front of fans again. Being a goalie can be quite lonely at times and last year kind of hammered that home.

“In games last year it sometimes felt like training games with no supporters or atmosphere of any kind.

“To be fair a game of football is a game of football regardless of the conditions you play in. You need to adapt but the fans will make a huge difference being back in the stands.

“I’m fully focused on coming in and enjoying it and hopefully we can do well this season."