MORTON boss Dougie Imrie hopes that it's a case of third time's the charm as he tipped former Rangers ace Arron Lyall to have a big impact at Cappielow this season.

The Ton chief finally secured the 20-year-old's signature when he penned a one-year deal, with an option to extend, in the middle of last month at the third time of asking and Imrie can't wait to see just what he can do in a Ton shirt in the coming weeks.

Lyall impressed in Saturday's win over Queen of the South, playing in the role vacated by now Patrick midfielder Robbie Crawford and Imrie hopes that he can get his new faces up to speed to unlock the former Ibrox starlets undoubted potential.

He said: "Yeah, it's no secret that I've tried to get Arron into the club more than once and it's not happened for whatever reason, I'm delighted to have him now.

"In my own opinion, he'll be a terrific player for the football club this season. I tried to get him in January, and even the summer before that but unfortunately we couldn't get anything done.

"I'm delighted and over the moon to get him this season and I'm looking forward to see what he can do and bring to the team.

"I'm hoping it's a case of third time lucky. You can see his quality on the ball, the kid's a level above. He see's things that others don't and he rarely loses the ball.

"He's always looking for that forward thinking pass as well, which is pleasing.

"That's why we need to get the new players integrated as quickly as possible, at least at the top end of the pitch.

"That's because he'll find people and be able to put those passes through the lines in the eye of a needle."