MICHAEL Tidser has not ruled out re-signing for Morton and says he will reassess his options next week.

The midfielder has signed a pre-contract agreement with Ton’s bitter Championship rivals Falkirk.

But the Bairns, who have never officially confirmed the move, may not be in the division for much longer, needing a win against champions Ross County tomorrow to have any chance of staying up. 

The 29-year-old confirmed he had several clauses in his agreement with Falkirk and if they were relegated then the move might not materialise.

The ex-Rotherham United player, who reached a landmark 250 appearances for the Ton this season, says it was a ‘shame’ how events turned out with Morton.

Tidser told the Tele back in January he was keen to extend his stay, but admitted recently he couldn’t afford to wait around, and needed to secure his future as he wanted to look after his family.

The Greenock club put off contract talks with all players with their precarious position in the league table over much of the second half of the season, with Ton chairman Crawford Rae admitting to the Tele the club could not compete with Falkirk’s ‘crazy’ pre-contract offer to the midfielder.

Tidser told the Tele: “I just want to thank the fans and the club in general for always being there to support me.

“Hopefully down through the years I’ve given my bit back for the fans and it’s just a shame that it’s come to this, but that’s just football.

“The discussions [about a new contract at Morton] never really took off so it was never a case of staying. The club are maybe going down a different route. So it was a case of looking after myself. I’ve got young children so it was important I tried to sort my future out as soon as possible.

“There’s still a few clauses set in my [pre] contract so it’s not set in stone yet. I’ll need to see what happens over the weekend and take it from there.

“You never know what is around the corner. I would never say never [on ruling out a return to Morton].

“I’ve been at the club a long time. It’s what I know and it’s what I’ve grown up to know.

“I’ll get this weekend out of the way and then I’m sure I’ll sit down with my agent and we’ll try and sort something out over the summer.”

Tidser’s first spell at the Cappielow outfit was from 2010-13 followed by a stint at Rotherham, before moving back to the Greenock club in 2015.

The former Ross County loanee joked he had improved a little since making his Morton debut back in January 2010 against Raith Rovers.

He added: “I remember coming to the club when I was 19 in the January, it was away to Raith Rovers and I was hopeless. But hopefully I’ve picked up a wee bit since then.

“It is a good club, back then there were a lot more experienced boys and I was one of the younger ones.

“A lot of them helped me out, you blink and it goes and now I’m one of the older ones and there are a lot of younger ones coming through.

“I’ve had some good moments and not so good moments over the years, but I’m proud of what I’ve done at the club and I gave it my all in every game.”

Tidser also paid tribute to the Ton supporters who sang his name on Saturday after their 1-0 win over Dunfermline Athletic which secured their Championship status for next season.

He added: “I always had a good relationship with the fans, football changes in a heartbeat. 

“The fans were singing my name on Saturday which is nice, knowing fine well that there was a massive chance that I would be gone.

“It’s one of those ones the next time I come back when people might not be singing my name but I’ll cross that bridge when I come to it.”