HE has scored a mazy solo goal and a spectacular free-kick already this term but Morton prodigy Alex King says his strike against Hamilton Accies could prove the most important.

The 18-year-old made the most of his second half sub appearance against John Rankin’s side to help fire Ton to within three points of the top four after latching onto team-mate Lewis McGrattan’s slide rule pass.

He hopes that his strike will give his team a platform to go and make the promotion play-offs.

King told the Tele: “It’s nice to get on the scoresheet and it’s probably got a lot more substance to it than the other two I’ve got this season.

“We needed that goal to consolidate our lead and really take control of the game.

“We needed the three points badly o keep ourselves in the hunt for the play-offs so I’m really glad I was able to contribute in the way that I did.

“I was really happy to get on and was surprised when the manager told me that I was.

"It was nice to play in the middle of the pitch too, I don’t really get many chances there so I’m just happy to have made an impact.

“We just need to recover now and then do the same again on Saturday against Dundee."