MORTON BOSS Dougie Imrie hopes he’s found the next Dipo Akinyemi after the Cappielow side announced the signing of former Welsh Fustal international Jordan Davies on a pre-contract agreement.
The 28-year-old striker will leave Cymru Premier League side Connah’s Quay Nomads at the end of the current season, having prenned a two year deal at Cappielow that will commence at the beginning of the 2024-25 campaign.
Davies has been in red hot form in the Welsh league this season, netting an astonishing 21 goals in 26 games in all competitions in the first half of the campaign and Ton boss Dougie Imrie was keen to move quickly, nipping in ahead of any potential opposition and secure his signature going forward, early doors.
Part timers Nomads currently sit in second place, fifteen points off of runaway leaders The New Saints, who are spearheaded by one-time Morton striker Declan McManus, with Davies’ strikes helping them sit ten points clear of north Wales rivals Bala Town.
But Imrie hopes that he’s unearthed the next gem to come from the lower echelons of football south of the border and insists that the forward’s movement and ability to put the ball in the back of the net its a sight to behold.
He told this newspaper: “It’s an opportunity for Jordan to come to Scotland, a different culture and environment. It’s a move where hopefully he can kick onto a new level than what he’s already shown this season.
“We’re only into January and he’s got 21 goals already and seven assists this season. The numbers look good on paper, but it’ll be up to Jordan to come up here and set the heather alight.
“Of course, there will be comparisons now after Dipo Akinyemi’s contributions for Ayr last season, along with hopes and expectations. Hopefully I’ve been able to be one step ahead of the game and we’ve unearthed another gem from down the road that’s flown under the radar.
“He’s one I’ve watched a lot on video and by going to watch him in person so I’m confident that he can have an impact on the team. He can go and score goals with his left foot, his right foot and his head.
“His movement is very good also, so on first glance we’ve got a very good player, but we’ll have to get him in the building, integrated with the rest of the group and what kind of player he’s going to be for Morton.”