Lawrence Shankland hopes to use his loan spell with Morton to prove he’s good enough to play at the top level.
The Dons striker scored on his debut for the Greenock club in their 2-0 victory over Raith Rovers in the Championship.
The 21-year-old moved to Morton after the Dons cut short his loan spell with Championship strugglers St Mirren.
Shankland’s contract with Aberdeen is due to expire in the summer.
He would prefer to remain at Pittodrie but accepts the next six months will be crucial to his hopes of staying in football full-time.
Shankland said: “I’m still contracted with Aberdeen and that is where ideally I want to go and score goals.
“But, for now, I need to concentrate on playing my football.
“I have to aim to get as many minutes as possible to try to improve my game.
“If Aberdeen want to give me a new contract in the summer then that is fine. It’s crucial I keep performing at a high level until know what is happening.”
Shankland failed to score during his six months with the Paisley Buddies. That made getting off the mark immediately with Morton even more enjoyable.
He said: “My time at St Mirren wasn’t great to be honest.
“It’s good to get a break away from that. Winning games is what you want to be doing so it will be good for me to be sitting in the house with a smile on my face for a change.
“Obviously, it is frustrating when you have not been getting the goals that you want.
“We weren’t scoring many, and there weren’t many chances being created.”