The Tele yesterday revealed that the
Cappielow club had revived their interest in the unattached former Chelsea, Brighton and Chelmsford City left-back.
Speaking last night, Shiels confirmed that was indeed the case — and that he had just secured the 21-year-old’s signature.
The Northern Irishman told the Tele: “We resurrected the deal for Ben Sampayo and he has signed until the end of the season.
“He’s got a good pedigree having come through the Chelsea academy system.
“Ben gives us cover in both full-back positions and the bottom of midfield.
“He’s a footballing full-back and meets our style of play. That’s important.”
The player’s representatives, Full Contact, posted a statement on their website, which read: “This is a good opportunity for Ben to return to the full-time, professional game and make a name for himself.
“By signing for Morton he now has a great chance to play games and let everyone see what he can do.”