CELTIC and Scotland legend Jackie McNamara will take a trip down memory lane when he launches his autobiography at the Inverkip Hub next weekend.

McNamara teamed up with Morton MC and broadcaster Gerry McDade to write his autobiography.

The 47-year-old has fond memories of watching his father, Jackie McNamara Snr, playing out his career at Cappielow between 1985 and 1988 under legendary manager Allan McGraw.

The former Celtic skipper says coming back to Inverclyde for the latest stage of his book tour will be a sentimental journey.

He exclusively told the Tele: “I’m really looking forward to coming down to Inverclyde and letting people see what the book is all about.

“Not only that, I’ve got a lot of fond memories down here from when my dad was player-assistant manager with Allan McGraw.

“I used to come down to Cappielow and watch him and I really used to enjoy coming down here and visiting the club at what was a really interesting time for Morton as they were trying to get back into the Premiership.

“It was a really good time to be watching him, coming to the tail end of his career as well, so it will be nice to come down here and relive some of that whilst doing my own thing as well.

“I’ve obviously been back to the stadium a few times since and it’s not really changed.

"It’s steeped in its own history but it will be quite emotional coming back to a place where I spent a really good period of my childhood.

"I’m really looking forward to it.

“It was a really enjoyable experience doing the book with Gerry McDade and putting it all down onto paper.

“It was really important to do things right because obviously I think that over the years, people think that they get to know you but doing something like this was an opportunity to put your point across - not only on the pitch but off of it too.”

The former Scotland defender made a full recovery after suffering a brain haemorrhage in February last year.

He admitted that it has been a therapeutic experience going through the process of writing the book.

McNamara has been blown away by the response to his release so far and hopes to see a full house on the banks of the Clyde on Saturday October 16.

He said: “We started off a few weeks ago and it’s been great to get out and about, seeing people again after what’s been a really tough 20 or so months for everyone.

“It’s been really good of the people at the Inverkip Hub to have me so that we can get the Q&A going and hopefully see a lot of faces there.

“It’s a chance for me to go to a lot of places and do a bit of travelling and I am looking forward to meeting everybody.

“It’s been a great experience for me. Obviously some bits were harder than others and a bit emotional talking about my brain aneurysm last year.

"It’s been a great sense of therapy for me and I just hope that people can enjoy it.”