MORTON have brought former loan star Aidan Nesbitt back to Cappielow on a permanent deal.

The 22-year-old has today signed a one-year contract with the club as he becomes David Hopkin's latest signing.

Nesbitt enjoyed a successful spell at the club in season 2016-17 under Jim Duffy, starting almost 30 games.

The wideman arrived on loan from Celtic and was a key part of the side which made the promotion play-offs.

He then moved south to MK Dons and spent 18 months with the English side before agreeing a short term deal with Dundee United in January.

He found first team appearances hard to come by and was released by Tangerines boss Robbie Neilson at the end of the campaign.

Ton's Championship rivals Inverness were also linked with the player and Ton boss Hopkin says he is delighted to snap him up.

Hopkin told the club website: "He’s a cultured footballer and a signing I think will excite the Morton fans, who know him well.

“I saw him play when he was here on loan from Celtic and he really impressed me. Since then he’s had time down south with MK Dons and was at Dundee United last season.

“But he’s still only 22 – he’s taken a stretch since last time he was here – and I feel I can help him continue to develop as a player and get him back to the levels he was at before he picked up an injury last season.

“We’ve got plenty of competition in the wide areas now, and that’s important. It’s also important to have people who know the club and what it’s all about. Aidan really enjoyed his time here and he’s delighted to be back.”