MORTON manager Jim Duffy has shot down speculation over the future of top Ton prospect Mark Russell.

The youngster made his debut two seasons ago but made the big breakthrough last term in Ton's title winning charge.

The talented full back has impressed once again this season, taking the step up from League One to the Championship in his stride.

Russell has been tipped for big things and speculation about his future and a move away from Cappielow has surfaced periodically.

The latest club to be linked with a possible move for him are Hearts.

But boss Duffy today rubbished the speculation linking his player with a transfer to Tynecastle.

Duffy told the Tele: “There’s nothing in that.”