MORTON boss Dougie Imrie was pleased with the input of Jack Bearne in the first half of his side’s win against Queen’s Park - but he wants the former Liverpool kid to raise his consistency levels.

Bearne won a lot of plaudits for his direct play in his first start since the beginning of December, before eventually coming off with 20 minutes left.

Imrie hopes that with more minutes on the field, the former Merseyside prodigy can find the extra gear needed to have an even bigger impact.

He told the Tele: “Jack was very good for 45 minutes. But games last for 90.

“That’s probably why he hasn’t featured as much as he’d have liked because in a game you need consistency.

"That’s probably what he lacks, that consistency.

“That might come though with a bit of game time. He might, with a bit of game time, get that confidence to become the full package over the course of the 90 minutes.

“There’s no questioning that Jack has got the talent, but he needs the consistency levels to creep in.

"This is a tough division and we need players who can compete at a high level for a full game.

“We can’t afford to have players who are only good for 45 minutes."