NEW kid on the block Arron Lyall says he’s looking forward to finally being able to work under Morton boss Dougie Imrie - after admitting he needed to step out of the Rangers bubble and embark on his own adventure.

The 20-year-old playmaker says that Imrie was a huge driving factor in getting him to sign on the dotted line for the next 12-months, and that the way he wants to lead the side this season is something he’s looking forward to being a part of.

Lyall admits that this summer was the right time to end an 11-year spell with boyhood club Rangers, as he looks to make inroads into a first team environment to establish himself in the game.

He told the Tele: “It’s good to come in, especially since the gaffer has wanted me from the very beginning basically.

“I was coming out of my contract at Rangers and he was quite persistent in getting me in, he was on at me and telling me how he was wanting to play and where he saw me fitting into that.

“I think we’ve seen part of that in the last two games, but we’re still looking to work the cobwebs away.

“Some parts of our game aren’t quite up to speed yet, but it’s only the second game of pre season and we’re building ourselves up. I’m excited with what’s to come.

“I’m really looking forward to working with the gaffer, he’s someone who’s tried to get me a few times and it’s not happened for whatever reason.

“He’s been excited to bring me in, he’s made sure that I’m comfortable coming in which has been huge for me.

“He’s shown in the last two games that he’s got that confidence in me to go and play, so it’s been really encouraging for me so far.

“Stepping out of that bubble at Rangers is different.

“Stepping into that first team environment is completely different, being about the dressing room and things like that.

“But it’s something I felt that I needed to do at this stage of my career.

“Where I’m at right now, at 20 nearly turning 21, I needed to go and get those games and that’s something that the gaffer here had offered me.

“Hopefully that’ll keep on continuing as the season continues.”

“There are positives to take from the first two games.”

The Ton playmaker says that there have been positive signs in the first two pre-season games where his side have recorded consecutive 1-0 wins.

And the former Ibrox kid believes he and his new teammates can cause some real damage in the coming weeks.

Lyall added: “As much as pre-season is about getting minutes, it’s about building relationships as well and figuring out how we play.

“That front four against Alloa, that was the first time we’d played together so we can only improve.

“That sort of thing will come in time, once we get out onto the training pitch more, play some more games.

"I think we can cause some real damage.”