FORMER Morton favourite Peter Weatherson has tipped his ex-team-mate Rabin Omar to be a class act at Cappielow.

The 40-year-old enjoyed a goal-laden decade at Cappielow before spending three years at Annan Athletic alongside the Ton’s latest signing.

Weatherson believes that Omar has all the attributes needed to become a success for the Ton.

He told the Tele: “I think a player like Rabin and a club like Morton are a perfect match.

“Rabin is a cracking guy, a really nice boy who’s got a good background.

“He’s put the hard work in on and off the park and most importantly he always wants to learn, that’s the key thing about Rabin.

“Even when he was down at Annan with me and he was playing really well he still wanted to ask for advice and improve himself in whatever way he could.

“I think that once he gets into and used to the full time training it will stand him in good stead and he’ll do really well under the manager."

Weatherson says he is not surprised to see Omar making the step-up to the Championship.

He said: “To be perfectly honest, I thought Rabin might’ve had a chance at full-time football a wee bit quicker.

“I think that was down to his university studies, but he’s always wanted to test himself against the best around and I believe he can do that at Cappielow.

“When I heard about the move, I texted him and wished him luck.

“Morton is a club where they look after you and the fans are extremely passionate.

“All they want from players is that they give 100 per cent for the jersey and leave it all out on the park - and I can tell them that Rabin’s always been like that.

“The fans don’t need to worry about that because that’s what they’ll get from him.

“To go along with that he’s got great qualities – he’s tenacious, he’s good on the ball and he knows where the net is.

“Fingers crossed he can find similar success to myself and notch a few goals because he’s deserved this chance in all honesty.

“I think he’ll be an asset for the club - he’s only young and he’ll keep improving and there’s no better place for a young player to establish themselves than Cappielow really.

“It’s a great surface, you’ve got fans who will back you to the hilt – it’s absolutely perfect for him.

“As long as he keeps his head down, doesn’t get himself distracted then he’s got a great opportunity to really kick on and be a focal point for Morton.”

Omar recently told the Tele how much of an impression Weatherson had made on him and his development.

The former Ton striker admitted that he was touched and also says it's nice to be remembered nearly ten years on from his time at the club.

He said: “I was taken aback when I got sent the article in the Tele, because I wasn’t expecting it at all.

“It’s quite touching that someone like Rabin has immediately thought of me after signing for such a club.

“One of the things you want to be known for is that you’ve helped someone in your life, whether it be one person or 100 people.

“It’s nice to get a bit of recognition for doing that, not just in football but for everyday life."