DELIGHTED Morton boss Dougie Imrie hopes that securing the signing of former Celtic whizkid Owen Moffat will get bums off seats as the 22-year-old looks set to light up Cappielow next season.

The talented midfielder penned a two-year deal at Cappielow today after mutually agreeing an exit from League One side Blackpool and Imrie was keen to touch on the pedigree that he comes to Inverclyde with.

Moffat's a player that Imrie has been aware of for a long time and one who has always left his impressions on the Ton gaffer, and that's why he's delighted that he's finally been able to get a deal struck to bring him to Sinclair Street.

Imrie told the Tele: "Owen's a player I've known for a very long time, I've seen him since he was very young coming through at Celtic.

"I was at Hamilton at the time and he always did very well against my sides. But he comes here with a very good background. He's come out of Celtic, went to Blackpool and was on loan at Dunfermline last season where he's played 28-games.

"It's good for us to have a player of Owen's pedigree. He's young and he'll make mistakes but he's come out of a good schooling at Celtic and I hope that he can come here and kick on.

"He's a good player and one who'll excite the fans here at Cappielow.

"His all-round game is very good, he's not just a winger, he can play there but he can also play in the 10 and his ability on the ball is what most people will see moving forward. He can manipulate the ball, play eye of the needle passes and he can chip in with goals and assists.

"It's been about trying to find these more creative players at the top end of the pitch who can open up defences, Owen comes into that bracket.

"I think it's a good move for both parties with a player coming to the club who'll give him a platform to express himself and earn a move back to a better level within time.

"His best position, in my opinion is the 10, so there's big shoes to fill there with Robbie Crawford going. But it's good for us that he can play a number of positions and I like players who can have that flexibility."

Imrie says that the time is right to move in another direction as he looks to alter the narrative surrounding his side.

He hopes that the addition of Moffat will be one of many as he looks to reduce the age of the squad, as well as go about a new style of play heading into the new campaign.

Imrie added: "It's now time for us to go in a different direction and build another squad capable of playing in the Championship.

"I want to try and get a younger squad, with a few more technical players who'll help us play with a different style.

"Everyone alludes to Morton as this big physical long ball team. We want to try and change that narrative, everyone thought we just went long to George and played off of him, which is disrespectful.

"I had good players in that team, who've stayed with us into this season and I'll hopefully bring good players into the team who'll help us, who can handle the ball and play through the lines, which will hopefully have people seeing a different Morton next season."