FAMED football administrator Bryan Jackson has revealed he grew up supporting Morton and actually has shares in the club.

The man who helped rescue the likes of Hearts, Dundee, Motherwell and Portsmouth from financial ruin has now swapped the stands for the stage with his dark comedy, 'The Pieman Cometh'.

It is based on his experiences of saving teams from extinction and will be shown at the Beacon Arts Centre next Sunday afternoon, as part of Inverclyde's new Clyde Comedy Festival.

To most fans, the presence of insolvency accountant Jackson at their club is akin to the grim reaper tapping them on the shoulder, but Morton fans should not be alarmed if they see him at Cappielow any time soon.

He grew up cheering on the Ton with his brother and grandfather and also inherited some shares in the club.

Jackson told the Tele: "Whenever I go to a club - I've a bit of a multi-coloured scarf now because I've been involved with so many over the years - to see a game I say to whoever is there, 'don't panic, I'm only here to see the game, everything is okay!'.

"The ironic is the first football club I went to see was Greenock Morton because my grandfather was involved with the club and he took my brother and me to every home game when we were wee boys.

"So I grew up going to see Morton every other week.

"I'm actually a shareholder of Morton as well because I got them out of my grandfather's estate when he died.

"It's not a lot but I do have some shares. "My grandfather did business with Hal Stewart and I remember he was the first to bring in the Scandinavians.

"I was only a wee boy but I remember growing up that Hal Stewart was a very interesting man. "I don't know the connection my grandfather had with him but I they were pals and we used to go to games.

"That's why when I got the chance to bring the play to Greenock I thought for a bit of nostalgia it would be a nice thing to do."

Jackson, who is now a consultant with Johnston Carmichael in Glasgow, was involved with the turnaround of seven clubs in total.

It was during one of his experiences that the play was born when, with fears over the very existence of the club, an employee raised concerns about the dwindling supply of pies.

Following four sell-out shows at Glasgow's Oran Mor and a successful run at the Edinburgh Fringe last year, 'The Pieman Cometh' is on at the Beacon on Sunday June 9 at 3pm.

Tickets, priced £12, are on sale now from beaconartscentre.co.uk or by calling 723723.