Bob hoping to shake off super-sub tag at Ton

New signing Bob McHugh is hoping to shake off his super-sub tag with Morton after penning a contract to commit himself to the club for the next two seasons.

The 25-year-old signed on at Cappielow this morning following his release with Falkirk as gaffer Jim Duffy’s moved to bolster his striking options.

Frontman McHugh has forged something of a reputation for finding the net late in matches after coming off the bench, but he wants to become known for his scoring exploits from the start at Cappielow.

Speaking exclusively to, he said: “I’ve signed a two-year contract today so I’m delighted. To get it done this quick in the summer is ideal for myself and hopefully the club are happy with it as well.

“The manager got in touch with me at the start of the summer, which was flattering for him to get in contact with me so early. I know he’s a great manager and got Manager of the Year and that was an attraction.

“I know a few of the players and how good they are – the likes of Ross Forbes who I’ve played with before – and I know the club is well supported and it is always tough games against Morton.

“They had a really good season last year and hopefully we can go one step further next season. I’m delighted to be signed and just looking forward to getting started.

“With Falkirk I enjoyed my time there. It was a successful two years: two second-placed finishes. I’m hoping I can have more of the same here in the next couple of years, a couple of successful seasons.

“I maybe never got as much game time as I wanted in the last couple of seasons there and that was a wee bit frustrating in the end for me.

“The gaffer here obviously can’t make any guarantees for any player and he told me if I come in I’ll need to battle away and get myself in the team.

“I’m hoping to come in here, impress the manager, impress the fans and get myself in the starting team. There was a wee bit of the super-sub thing last year with a lot of last-minute goals and stuff.

“On the Friday or whenever the manager names the team, you’re praying you’re in that starting line-up so it’s disappointing at the time if you’re not in it. If you can come on and make an impact you’re fairly happy.

“But, like any other player, I’d rather be in the starting team. I’m at the stage of my career now that I’m looking to be starting and that’s what I’ve hopefully come here to do, and my performances obviously need to show that.”


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