MORTON midfielder Michael Tidser has opened up on his future, admitting he faces uncertainty if Falkirk are relegated.

The Ton star, who has spent eight seasons with the Greenock club over two spells, has spoken for the first time about signing a pre-contract agreement with Ray McKinnon’s side to join the Bairns in the summer.

Rumours of the move first emerged in January, with Morton chairman Crawford Rae speaking to the Tele last month saying the club couldn’t compete with the ‘crazy’ contract offer Falkirk had made Tidser.

Falkirk have not officially confirmed the move, but the ex-Rotherham United player revealed he had signed with them – but now might not join the Bairns if they drop down to League One.

While the Cappielow outfit secured their Championship status on Saturday by beating Dunfermline, Falkirk are dangerously close to the drop, sitting three points adrift at the bottom heading into the last day of the season.

Ton fans were chanting the midfielder’s name at the end of the game at East End Park at the weekend, and the 29-year-old, overjoyed at keeping Morton in the division, paid tribute to the travelling support.

He told the Tele: “I’ve signed a pre-contract with Falkirk, but there’s a few things in my contract. If they go down, I’m a free agent, so to speak.

“I’ll cross that bridge when I come to it. The most important thing for me was to get Morton over the line and thankfully, as a team, we’ve done that and I’m delighted.

“Of course, I’ll be looking out for other results next weekend.

“The fans have been great. Morton have always had a good crowd and they’re vocal, and they were excellent on Saturday.

“You thrive off atmospheres, and they were great and we’re thankful for that. We’ve paid them back for the season by staying in the league and hopefully they’ll do better next season.

“They were chanting my name at the end. I’ve been here a long time, so I am thankful and hopefully I can always have a good relationship with them.”

Tidser has had an injury-disrupted second half to the campaign, and some sections of the Ton support questioned whether the midfielder would give his all for Morton for the remainder of the season after agreeing to move to Falkirk.

Add in the fact ex-Ton manager McKinnon moved from Morton to Falkirk earlier in the season under controversial circumstances and the ensuing bad blood between the sides, which made fans angry at Tidser’s proposed move.

Manager Jonatan Johansson opted to play him last week in the Greenock side’s crucial clash against the Bairns, helping his current side all but relegate his future employers as they emerged 2-0 victors.

But the midfield maestro insisted there was never any doubt he would play against Falkirk.

He added: “I had a chat with him [the manager] on the Thursday leading up to that game and he asked me my thoughts, and I told him I wanted to play, of course I did.

“A few people questioned me and were asking if I would chuck it and do I care. I think you can see from my performances that I care, of course I do.

“I’m a proud boy and I’ve worked hard all season with my teammates, and I definitely don’t want to let anyone down, especially the manager and Housty [assistant manager], who have been great.

“You wake up on a Saturday and you want to play football, regardless of whether it’s against your future employers. You want to play, and I was no different.

“Last weekend, it was a precarious position to be in playing against Falkirk, but I wanted to win, like anyone else. I’ve got bills to pay and kids to feed.

“I can’t dictate what happens with Falkirk. If they stay up next week, or they do well, I’ll keep my eye on it and see what happens.

“I’ve got to be professional and I’ve done that. I’ve just kept my head down and worked hard.

“Football changes in a heartbeat. Teams win and teams get beat, people move every season and budgets change, and I’m no different.

“I’ve got to look after myself and I’ve got to look after my family. I made a decision in January, based on the situation I was in.

“But I’ve given my all for the club I’ve played over 250 games for and it’s a shame it’s come to an end, but that’s football for you.”