A MORTON fan became an internet icon after visiting the Highland home of Brora Rangers - a week before the Scottish Cup replay between the clubs.

Greenock man Bryan Power posted photos of himself online seemingly stranded standing outside the Highland League outfit's closed Dudgeon Park ground on Tuesday night - and it went down a storm online, as he was there a full seven days before the cup tie.

It turned out Bryan was up north working and had simply stopped off at Brora during his travels before posting the images and messages to raise a laugh.

But his wind up caused a huge social media stir with hundreds of interactions on Facebook and Twitter.

Morton's hosts this coming Tuesday even picked up on Bryan's posts - and offered him complimentary entry to the game after making the long five-hour trip up north.

Brora Rangers said: "The club are aware of this image which has been circulated on social media, we would be delighted to offer Bryan free admission to make up for his wasted journey this evening."

Morton will replay their Scottish Cup third round tie with the part-time Highland League side, based over 50 miles outside Inverness, following a 1-1 draw at Cappielow on Saturday.

Ton supporter Bryan, who is the drummer in local band The Social, posted photos of himself on a fans' page outside a locked-up Dudgeon Park and jokingly wrote, 'drive 245 miles and get my dates mixed up'.

He says he has been overwhelmed by the reaction to the prank post.

Bryan, said: "What started out as a wind-up on a Morton fans' page just took off. "It was never my intention for it to go the way it did. "It was just to see if I could get a couple of bites on the fans' page."

A reminder to supporters that Brora Rangers host Morton this Tuesday - December 3 - with a 7.45pm kick-off.