Callum Morton joins Lincoln City. Photo: Lincoln City

Callum Morton admits he has had to change his style of play following the injury suffered by Tom Hopper in March.

The 21-year-old has not been used to playing the role of the lone striker. However, he has had to learn quickly following the injury to his teammate on March 16.

The striker joined the Imps off the back of a successful loan spell with Northampton Town last season, where he scored eight goals in 12 games to help lead the Cobblers to promotion.

His time at LNER Stadium has been met with numerous challenges, however, the latest of which has been taking the helm from Hopper.

“It’s been different, we are different types of players and it’s probably not a role that I am 100% suited to,” he said about the task of taking over from his teammate.

“I know that I have got different strengths and different ways of playing. It’s been difficult, but it’s one that I am willing to do, and hopefully as a few more games go by I’ll manage to get more comfortable with it.”

Lincoln City vs Blackpool. Photo: Ben Robinson

The 21-year-old has learned quickly though, which could be a huge boost for Lincoln heading into the final seven games of the season.

He said: “I’m starting to know what is expected of me. I am still looking to play the game that I am more suited to, as well as getting in behind and being a threat that way.”

Morton thrived in a 4-4-2 with the Cobblers last season, but part of the reason for joining the Imps was to learn and adapt to new styles of play.

“From last season to this season, I’ve gone from different styles of football, different formations and ways of playing,” he said.

“That’s one of the main factors why West Brom wanted me to come here. Maybe if I had the full season without the injury then it may have panned out better.

“Hopefully, as the games go by, I’ll manage to learn that different way of playing and at least improve on it as well.”