MORTON winger Mark Russell says he's been blown away by the transformation of the club since returning to Cappielow in the summer.

The 25-year-old believes the recent Morton Club Together takeover and the appointment of manager Gus MacPherson has helped improve the ethos behind the scenes since he first broke through the ranks in 2013.

Russell has been impressed with the changes of the field since returning to Greenock from Irish outfit Finn Harps - but says it's vital the players turnaround their form on the park after a seven-game winless streak in the Championship.

He told Telegraph Sport: “It’s been good being back at the club.

"I've really enjoyed being back at home.

“It was three years or so that I was away for having obviously gone to Falkirk and then over to Ireland with Finn Harps, but it feels as if I've never been away really.

“Everything is totally different behind the scenes.

"The likes of getting your lunches and things like that done at the club have made a difference.

"It’s much more professional and that starts from the manager and then from the folk upstairs who have been involved with the takeover.

“I am really enjoying it and I've settled back in relatively easily too.

“What would make it better is if I could get a solid run of games, but at the end of the day that’s up to the gaffer and what he thinks is best.

“I’ve just got to keep working hard and impress him in training and hopefully that will strengthen my chances of being picked.

“When I was over in Ireland I was playing all over the place and I think having that versatility is one of the reasons as to why the gaffer here brought me in.

“He sees me in those kind of places on the left-hand side, so it’s refreshing to have been kept in the one area as such.

“I just hope that we can see a change in our luck sooner rather than later because it’s a horrible position to be in and one that we didn’t expect to be in either.”

Russell has warned his team-mates they can't rely on fellow strugglers Hamilton Accies and Dunfermline dropping points and insists the onus is on them to improve their prospects.

The former Finn Harps man is confident it's only a matter of time before Morton end their barren run.

He said: “Teams picking up points in and around us is just one of those things. We can't control that.

“We just need to keep an eye on ourselves. There’s no point in looking over our shoulder or looking up the way because that’s how you become distracted.

“We’ve shown that we can come up to Inverness, who are top of the league, and compete very well against them.

“It was just unfortunate that we lost those goals in the way that we did because on another day we could’ve come away with a result with a performance like that.

“We’ve just got to keep doing what we’re doing and hopefully our luck next time can change against Queen of the South this weekend."