MORTON boss Dougie Imrie says that new arrival Owen Moffat has nothing to prove after sealing a move for the former Celtic and Blackpool winger earlier this week.

Moffat quickly came to prominence at Celtic, scoring the first goal of the Ange Postecoglou era before featuring in both the league and League Cup Final for the Parkhead outfit, then completing a quickfire move to former EPL side Blackpool.

Imrie, who's been a long term admirer of Moffat, was impressed by his impact at Dunfermline last season, including that fateful Friday night at Cappielow where his brace of goals saw the Pars run away as winners in the early part of the season.

The manager told the Tele: "I don't think Owen's got anything to prove. He's come out of a good grounding at Celtic, gone down to Blackpool and for whatever reason it's not worked out in the way that he'd have envisaged or have wanted.

"He's came up to Dunfermline last season and done really well, so in the games that I've seen him, and in the games against us here at Morton, he's always been a player who's caused us problems.

"That's one of the reasons that I've brought him in as well, because of that ability to unlock defences and I hope that he can do that for us.

"I think Owen's a very good player, his all round game is up there. He's not just a winger, he can play in the 10 as well, but I think his ability on the ball is what most people are going to see moving forward.

"I like the way he can manipulate the ball, play eye of the needle passes and he can chip in with goals and assists like we saw at Cappielow last season.

"This summer has been about trying to find those more creative players at the top end of the pitch who can help us open up defences and Owen certainly comes into that bracket.

"I think it's a good move for both parties, a young and exciting player coming to a club who'll give him a platform to get himself back to a better level in due time."

Imrie previously told the Tele of his intentions of heading in a new direction on the park as he looks to move away from the big physical Morton narrative that's been implemented over the last few seasons.

Imrie says he's not bowing to peer pressure by any means, but instead wanting to play to the strengths of the players that he's looking to bring in.

He added: "I don't believe in peer pressure, I'll play the way I want to play and I'll play in a way that plays to the strengths of the players that I've got in the building.

"You can only play to the strengths to what you have so it's ok that myself and my staff have an idea of playing but if we don't have the players to cut that out then you need to look at plan B or plan C.

"But hopefully with the type of players that we're looking at bringing in, you'll see a different style in Morton's play."