MORTON are to lose key man Bobby Barr to Championship play-off rivals Raith.

Rovers announced this afternoon that the 27-year-old has signed a pre contract agreement with them and he will join the Stark’s Park outfit in the summer on a two year deal.

The news is a big blow to Morton, with the wideman enjoying a good season after joining the Greenock club last summer.

He has played a key role in the club's good form and quickly become a fans' favourite but now he is heading for the exit.

Barr did not play in Saturday's match between Ton and Raith due to suspension.

A statement from Raith said: "Manager Ray McKinnon has worked with Bobby during his previous spell as manager of Brechin, and has been keen to bring him on board when his Cappielow contract expires.

"Bobby was suspended for Saturday’s match, hence his non-appearance, but he featured strongly in Morton’s victory over Hibernian at Easter Road last midweek.

"We look forward to welcoming Bobby to the club when we begin our preparations for next season’s campaign."