LUCA Gasparotto says he feels like he’s never left Cappielow after joining on an emergency loan from Falkirk – and he’s desperate to emulate his previous success at Morton.

Gasparotto enjoyed an impressive stint in Greenock in the 2015-16 season when he helped Ton to a fifth-place finish in the Championship. 

The Canadian was nominated for the 2015 Canadian Soccer Association Under-20 Player of the Year for his performances.

And the 22-year-old defender admits he would love to recapture that form once more for Jim Duffy’s men after a stuttering period at the Bairns.

He told the Tele: “I’m delighted to be back here, I’m very excited. 

“It was a great opportunity for me to come and get more game time than I was enjoying at Falkirk, so I’ll come in and do the best I can to keep improving under the manager. Hopefully we’ll finish as high as we can in the league.

“Having been here before, that certainly had an impact in my decision to join. It made it really easy. I know the boys, I know how the manager wants to play because I’ve worked with him before and it was an easy decision.

“I trained with the boys this morning [Tuesday] and it feels like I never left. I fit right in so it is good from that point of view and now I’m just looking forward to getting going and playing some competitive games.”

He added: “My goal is to emulate what I did the last time I was here. I enjoyed my time at Cappielow and that’s what I want to do again. The team were brilliant last year with the play-offs and we can more than hold our own in this league, so I’m excited to get going.

“It’s also been a few years since I was here and systems change as well as the gaffer’s tactics. So I have to work on those as well and try to repeat what I did the last time because I felt like I had a good season and I’d like to get back to playing that well.”

Ton are without a competitive fixture for the second weekend in a row this Saturday but Gasparotto believes that should give him plenty of time to bond with the players he’s never played with.

While he failed to play as many games as he would’ve liked at the Falkirk Stadium, the defender says that he has maintained a certain level of fitness that will enable him to hit the ground running for Morton — and be available whenever he’s called upon.

He said: “I think the week without a game is important because it gives me a bit of time to get to know the boys I haven’t worked with before and work out how to fit back in with the team. It’s nice to have a break to get things right and ready to go.

“I feel quite sharp, I haven’t missed any training in the last four or five weeks since I’ve played. That seems like a long time but I’m still training and staying fit.

“I’m sure I’ll be ready whenever the manager needs me to come in, whether it’s next Tuesday against Dunfermline or the following week. I’m always going to be ready to go and I’ll be 100 per cent.”

The Canadian has penned the deal on Sinclair Street until January 3 2018 and he revealed that there hasn’t been any talk of extensions yet.

He said: “The gaffer and I have not had a chance to speak about extending any deal when the time comes or anything like that. My focus is just up to January 3 and we’ll see what happens after that.”