MORTON legend Chris Millar says his turbulent second spell at Cappielow has made him a stronger person.

The 38-year-old called time on his Cappielow career last week and subsequently joined Lowland League outfit East Kilbride.

Millar returned to Greenock in 2018 after 10 years at St Johnstone and has played under five different managers during his second spell at the club.

Despite the upheaval on and off the park, the midfield veteran feels it's been a valuable experience and believes helping Ton keep their place in the second tier this season is one of the proudest moments in his career.

He told the Telegraph: “I’ve learned a lot in my last three years at Cappielow and it has been tough at times.

“Without a doubt, keeping the club in the Championship has been one of the proudest things I’ve done in my career.

"Safety this season was crucial with everything that was on the line and for what it means for the club financially and for the town too.

“I wouldn’t change it for the world, though, because that’s what a learning curve is all about and I’d say I’ve come out of it a stronger person.

“Experiencing a lot of unsettlement off the park, with the change of management, new boards and the new fan owners, it’s all different aspects that you don’t always have to deal with as a player.

“For me, it’s been a great learning curve, a tough one but a great one.

“In my first season back playing under JJ [Jonatan Johansson] I actually think we didn’t get enough credit for what we achieved, finishing fifth in the league and just missing out on the play-offs after everything that had happened. We weren’t that far away.

“If we’d have kept the nucleus of that squad together then I think we could’ve kicked on again the next year.

“Success doesn’t happen overnight and you need time, just look at Steven Gerrard up at Rangers, but that’s just the way things go.

“Then Hoppy [David Hopkin] came in and I really enjoyed working with him, especially being a local boy.

“In the first year, we stayed in the division and got playing some really good stuff and then tried to kick on again this season. For whatever reason, he felt that it was time to go and we can only respect that.

“We’ve had the takeover going on as well, so that’s culminated in a lot going on off of the field. But for me personally, that’s what made this team so special this year for staying up, as well as the senior boys in the group for keeping us all together.

“You can only control what happens on the park when we cross that white line at three o'clock on a Saturday.”

Millar is set to return to Cappielow with East Kilbride for the Premier Sports Cup group game next month and he is adamant that he won't be a stranger at Sinclair Street once he hangs up his boots.

He added: “Whatever happens going forward, I’ll always want to come back to Cappielow and watch games.

“Also, you never know what can happen in football.

“I could come back and have a spell as a kit man for all we know - I’ve done everything else!

“Kit man and manager are probably the only two things left for me to do, despite stepping into the dugout when required.

“It’s been an absolute blast, from giving me my pro debut, winning the titles, player of the year awards – even a clean sweep one year - and I scored a few goals too, especially that one against Berwick Rangers.

“There has been double the highs than the lows.

“I’ll forever be grateful to the club for what they’ve done for me.”