MORTON midfielder Craig McGuffie insists that he won’t get caught up in the occasion when he returns to Somerset Park for the first time tonight.

The 23-year-old Ayr native admits that it will be strange for him heading to the away dressing room after spending five years under Ian McCall and Mark Kerr at Ayr United.

He insists that he is remaining fully focused on the task in hand as he hopes that Morton can beat his former club.

He told the Tele: “I’m back at Somerset for the first time and I wont lie, it’s going to be a weird one for me.

“I’m excited to go back but it’s also a chance to get ourselves within three points of them if we can go there and get a win.

“Hopefully we can start to look towards the play-off places instead of the relegation ones after that.

“It’s going to be weird going back and seeing everyone that I’ve known for years so soon after I’ve left, and going into the away dressing room instead of the home one, but I’m fully focused on getting the job done for Morton.

“I only stay ten minutes from Somerset Park so it’ll be weird going there as an away player but I’m looking forward to it.

“There are no hard feelings at all with anyone there. 

“I still get on with all the boys but I have been dreaming of going there and getting the winner.

“As I said when I’d signed the first thing I did was look to see the first time we’d go to Somerset and it was only a few weeks down the line, so it should be tasty.”

McGuffie admitted that he missed out on a dream start in a Morton top after fluffing his lines in the dying embers against Alloa on Saturday.

But he insists that he’ll be ready to take the next chance that comes his way as he continues to regain his match sharpness nearly two months after his last outing for Ayr.

He added: “I did have a chance right at the end to maybe go on and win it at the end on Saturday. 

“I was disappointed in myself really, but it was my first minutes in about two months.

“It could’ve been a dream start for my Morton career but I won’t over-think it because I know with the squad we’ve got that other chances will come my way.

“It’s all about match sharpness for me now. 
“I’ve not really had a lot of minutes and I probably should’ve gone with my right foot in reality — but I’ll get the next one.

“I just need a run of games and the gaffer has said that over the course of the next three games that there will be chances for players to make their mark. 

“Hopefully I can make the most of that and show Ayr just how good I can be, because I was getting all the praise at the start and then left out in the cold watching from the side.”