BRENDAN Pearson has revealed he agreed to leave Morton after the club offered to pay for his operation.

Ton secured Aberdeen shotstopper Danny Rogers as a replacement on a season-long loan deal.

Pearson, who was signed by Jonatan Johansson in January after impressing on trial, had a contract that was due to run out at the end of the season. 

However, an ankle injury sustained in pre-season training meant he hasn’t played under David Hopkin.

Scan results showed the injury is worse than first feared and will rule him out for up to four months.

Pearson said: “I won’t go into the matter too much, but what I will say is that the club have been brilliant with me.

“We agreed to terminate the contract as my ankle injury has turned out to be quite serious and I’ll be out for about three to four months.

“I’m due to get surgery on it in the next week and the club were honest enough to say they didn’t see me as part of their plans once I was back fit. 

“They’ve offered to pay for the operation in agreement to move on so I’m happy that it’s been left on good terms.”

Meanwhile, Morton face a trip to the Highlands in the Tunnock’s Caramel Wafer Challenge Cup third round after they were drawn with Inverness Caley Thistle.

Ton take on Caley at the Tulloch Caledonian Stadium on Saturday September 7.