FORMER Inverness star Nathan Shaw hopes he can bring his Highland wow-factor to Cappielow after penning a one-year contract with Morton.

The 23-year-old midfielder was delighted to get his future sorted within the first week of pre-season and his now hoping to hit the ground running after being forced into the ending he dreaded at the Caledonian Stadium.

But now with a fresh chapter ahead of him he hopes he can get back to his best in front of the Cappielow crowd.

The hard-working wide man admitted that coming up against Dougie Imrie's sides in the past had left him wanting to be a part of the project that's being built in Inverclyde.

He told the Tele: "I think it's important to get a move done as early as possible to be honest, it gives you a chance to meet the staff and the boys, integrate yourself and I can't wait to get going now.

"The way it ended at Inverness wasn't how I wanted my time there to end, at all. I don't think anyone wanted it to end like that.

"But I'd say for myself, it was frustrating because obviously I was injured in the back end of the season. So no, it wasn't a great ending because I couldn't help the boys out in the way that I'd wanted.

"I really enjoyed my football up in Inverness, and I want to bring that here to Morton with me, I want to help the team out at the attacking end of the pitch and I'm looking forward to that.

"After playing against Morton a lot over the last few seasons, the gaffer's team is definitely something that you want to be a part of. You always knew you were in for a tough time coming down here to Cappielow, everyone gave 100 per cent on the pitch and you were really lucky to come out on top should you have come away with a result.

"I'm quite lucky to have some of those guys fighting alongside me now and I can't wait to get going."

Shaw admits the last month or so has been one of the most difficult periods of his career, with all the uncertainty surrounding the future of he and many of his former Inverness teammates as the club looked to fight off the threat of administration following their relegation from the Championship.

The midfielder was trying to work his way back from a hamstring injury that kept him out for the final games of the season as well as having the concern of a contract running out.

But despite things taking longer to sort out than normal, he's delighted to have the fresh start he has now in Inverclyde.

Shaw added: "The last month or so has been difficult to be fair, there was a lot of uncertainty really, especially being injured at the time and there was stuff that needed sorted.

"Basically, everything just took a lot longer to get sorted, but for me personally everything did thankfully get sorted and I'm now able to hopefully hit the ground running here.

"But I'm grateful that Dougie Imrie has seen what I can do on the pitch and given me the opportunity to do that here at Cappielow."