RUARIDH Langan has watched his pals make the breakthrough in the Morton first team recently and he hopes to follow in their footsteps this season.

Development squad skipper Langan regularly chats with team-mate Ben Armour about the pair’s progress and says he is delighted to see both Armour and Scott Tiffoney playing in Jim Duffy’s squad.

Tiffoney has made 14 appearances for the Ton first team already this season, with three of those games more recently being in the starting 11. 

Armour has made six appearances for Morton from the bench and both players have admitted to being pleased with their game time.

Langan on the other hand has played 10 minutes in total from two cameo appearances against Edinburgh City in the Betfred Cup and Queen of the South on his league debut for the club respectively.

But the fact that his two team-mates and close friends have played as often as they have is a promising sign for the younger players and 19-year-old Langan wants to be the next youth graduate to make his mark in the Championship.

He told the Tele: “One of the last under-20s games Tiff played in we won 5-1 and you think the gaffer is going to notice that. 

“Then he came on and played against Brechin in the first team and made a difference in that game.

“He’s played a few games since then and had a few starts, including against St Mirren, and done well. Then he got man of the match the week after that.

“It’s the same with Ben Armour, he’s been coming off the bench now and then and the two of us talk every day in general about our football. 

“It’s nice seeing your pals getting that chance, as we’ve all been on the pitch and on the bench.

“It gives me confidence knowing that the gaffer appreciates that we have some quality and if he ever thinks ‘we need to freshen things up’ he can maybe look to a younger player to do that.

“He’s given the confidence to Ben and Tiff a few times this season so hopefully he has the same confidence in me if he ever needed to make any changes.”