FORMER Celtic kid Owen Moffat says that something about Cappielow just felt right to him prior to penning a two-year deal with Morton.

The former Dunfermline loanee checked into Cappielow earlier this week, out of the blue, after agreeing to leave Blackpool and he hopes that he can hit the ground running after an enjoyable first few days of pre-season in his new surroundings.

Moffat admits that all it took was one conversation with Ton supremo Dougie Imrie to realise that committing his future to the Sinclair Street side was the right thing for him to do.

He told the Tele: "That was the plan, to get something sorted before pre-season and hopefully be able to hit the ground running.

"I knew that things were coming to an end at Blackpool, so as I'd said previously, it was important for me that I picked somewhere that I felt would be right for me and that's why I came here to Morton.

"It turned out that it wasn't a difficult position in the end, to be honest. I'd spoken to the gaffer, I was initially going in to speak to him without any expectations to come from it.

"But once I'd spoken to him it was a fairly straight forward thing because I knew that I'd wanted to come here after hearing about how he wants to play and what he'd told me about the place.

"He thinks I can be influential in that, which made it really attractive to me and I was really sure that I wanted to come and pursue it.

"I've always been aware of him as a coach coming through the ranks at Celtic and then even last season when I was at Dunfermline, Morton got the better of us at East End Park.

"They beat us 5-0 and I'd come off the pitch thinking that that side were really good that day. I was impressed, as bad as we were."

Moffat says the project presented to him by Imrie ignited a fire in his belly, leaving him raring to go ahead of the new season.

He hopes that he can use his versatility to his advantage as he aims to become a vital cog in the Morton machine going forward.

Moffat added: "The gaffer's told me how he wants to try and make a couple of changes to how the team plays and I feel like that would suit me well so I can't wait to get going now.

"It does excite me. I feel like I can play in the ten, either on the left or the right. In every stage of my career I've played pretty much in every position in front of the back four.

"I'm quite flexible in that sense, I'd say. I'm comfortable on the ball so I've got no issue in playing anywhere to go and help the team out."