MORTON manager David Hopkin has thrown his backing behind the proposed fan ownership scheme.

Morton Club Together was set up last month by Ton supporter Graham McLennan, inset, aimed at providing £400,000 of capital investment over the next two years.

Club chairman Crawford Rae would in return part with 15 per cent of his family’s shareholding in the club and hand it over to the fans’ group.

Rae has pledged that every penny of the investment would go towards the playing squad.

The new Morton manager says it would be great for the club all around, and would help him improve the standard of football at Cappielow by being able to spend more on players.

He told the Tele: “It’s a fantastic idea, it’s a great gesture from the fans and it’s also a great gesture from Crawford, to say if they can raise the money and if they’re prepared he will give away shares from the club.

“It’s important the fans at every club play a massive part, they come up with the funding that helps the first team and helps the budget and it makes everything easier.

“If you have that bond between the club and the fans then everything becomes that bit more together.

“We need to make sure we can get as much money in as we can, and it will be fantastic for me and the fans as you’ll see a better calibre of player at Cappielow.”