Doohan interview

New goalkeeper Ross Doohan speaks about his aims after joining the club on loan from Celtic and also tells how Parkhead team-mates Aidan Nesbitt and Jamie Lindsay raved about their own loan spells at Cappielow.



The 19-year-old says he was keen to come to Cappielow in order to sample senior football and ultimately aid in his development as a footballer:

“I’ve got to the age where I need first-team experience and the Morton move came up. I thought it would be the ideal opportunity to hopefully play some games.

“Playing first-team football makes you a better player, a better person and improves your match awareness. It should be a valuable experience. I’m really looking forward to it.

Manager Jim Duffy has made it clear that Doohan was brought on board to challenge Derek Gaston for a first-team place and the goalkeeper feels ready to start:

“I’m confident in my ability. I’ll need to be patient and just work hard in training, and if I get my chance I’ll need to take it and cement my place in the team.

“I feel I’m ready if called upon. I’ve played enough pre-season games, and I feel I’ll do well if I get the nod.

He follows Paul McMullan, Jamie Lindsay, Aidan Nesbitt, and Luke Donnelly to Cappielow. According to Doohan, Lindsay and Nesbitt waxed lyrical about their stints on Sinclair Street, as did recent recruit Connor McManus.

“Jamie Lindsay and Nizzy came last year and I spoke to them. They were raving about it and said it was a good place to come, a good manager to work under, and a good group of boys.

“They said it would be a great experience, that the dressing room was great, training is good, and the manager is a great manager and that they’ve got a lot of respect for him.

“I’ve known Connor for a couple of years now – we played together at Celtic last year – and I spoke to him and he reiterated what Jamie and Nizzy said.

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