FORMER Morton fans’ favourite Peter Weatherson is looking forward to visiting Cappielow more often as a supporter after hanging up his boots.

Weatherson, 37, retired at the end of last season following a final hurrah at Annan Athletic and insists he’ll make it to more games in Greenock this coming year as he enjoys his Saturday afternoon down-time.

He told the Tele: “I saw Morton a couple of times last season, I was at the Hamilton game in the cup when they won 2-1.

“I stay in Bothwell so I managed to get to that game. I’ve only been to a couple of games recently, but now that the boots are hung up I think it’s time to start visiting more often on a Saturday. I think Saturdays should still be my football days, and I only will get one day now!”

‘Spoonsy’ enjoyed 10 years on Sinclair Street as a player but went on to do a bit of coaching at junior level with Shettleston. But now working a ‘normal’ job to allow more time with family, Weatherson admits he’s enjoying every minute of retirement from football. But he didn’t rule out the option of coaching once again some day.

He said: “I’d been offered a full-time job with my brother-in-law which has fell into my hands thanks to him. He’s done really well and he’s offered me a role. 

“He owns his own fresh seafood business and I’m basically working in the office doing bits and bobs in there.

“It’s all going well and to be honest it’s something I’ve learned about now and it’s a brilliant opportunity for me that’s all thanks to my brother-in-law. 

“I’ve got a young family, my second daughter has just turned one and my older daughter in Greenock is 11 just now. So the work I’m doing just now doesn’t take up as much time as football did so it makes it easier to spend more time with them.

“If something was to come up part-time in coaching here and there, managerial part-time here and there it’d be something I’d maybe look at.”