THE man who launched the supporters' investment group which completed a successful community takeover of Morton is making a comeback despite his ongoing brain tumour battle.

Morton Club Together founder Graham McLennan has been invited by the group's board to take on a newly created advisory role with them.

Directors from the fan ownership body say the role 'takes careful account of Graham’s ongoing medical issues'. 

The Tele had reported last year how the brave dad-of-three, 53, was living with an incurable brain tumour. The life-changing blow came after he suffered a seizure at his home in Port Glasgow.

Graham has now sent a message to MCT's 1,000-plus members explaining his new appointment with the organisation.

He said: “I’ve had to find a new way to live since my brain tumour was diagnosed in 2020. 

"This has created big challenges for the people around me, not least my family, friends and colleagues.

"For me, not being able to do some of the things I want and help the way I would prefer is hugely frustrating. 

"So while stepping down from both boards [Morton and MCT] was absolutely the right thing to do, my love and ambition for Morton and our community have never waned and never will.

"Thanks to the kindness, understanding and efforts of so many people, I’ve been able to stay engaged with MCT and the club, although not as much as I’d want. 

"If the MCT board believe I can add some value by providing at least support, suggestions and advice then, within reason, I’ll do all I can to help."

By the end of this year, the pioneering group which Graham established back in 2019 will have ploughed £750,000 into Morton.

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Now he wants to help drive the organisation, and the club, forward in a fresh push.

Graham said: "I’m not the only person who believes that this is the time for MCT members, as owners of the community assets we are custodians of - namely both the club and Cappielow - to press on into a new phase of what we’ve always called 'moving Morton forward'.”

The MCT founder now wants all of its members to help outline an ambitious  new roadmap for the club, in the year that it marks its 150th anniversary.

Graham said: "A fabulous present and future for the community through Morton is within reach and we must grab it.”

The MCT board say they believe Graham's new informal position will enable him to contribute vital experience and help MCT grow.

In a statement they said: "The board are excited, honoured and grateful to welcome Graham back in this new position as advisor.

"We feel that the knowledge and experience Graham has gained over the last five years is invaluable to us as a board, and to the future of MCT."