NEW Morton arrival Nathan Shaw says that a quick nod from former Cowshed favourite George Oakley made the switch to Cappielow a no-brainer - as he hopes to have a similar success in his time at the club.

Shaw penned a one-year deal on Tuesday afternoon after his departure from now League One side Inverness.

And he revealed that a chat with former Ton hero and ex-Caley teammate George Oakley early on in his discussions with Dougie Imrie helped speed the process along.

The 23-year-old now wants to hit the ground running and make up for lost time after missing the back end of last season through injury.

He told the Tele: “I did actually speak to George (Oakley) when the gaffer first got in touch.

“I got on with him really well at Inverness and I’d seen how well he’d done here so I was quick to ask him about the club.

“And to be fair, he couldn’t speak highly enough about the place.

“He raved about the staff and the boys so he definitely made the decision a lot easier to make.

“You can tell with the type of guy that George is, that when he’s really enjoyed something and is bigging a place up, he means it.

“You could see how much he was enjoying it by the amount of goals he was scoring too, which is what you want as a forward player.

“Getting settled in is my main priority just now. I’m not looking that far ahead just yet.

“But after missing a few games at the back end of last season, my aim first and foremost is to be fit for the full duration of the season and be involved in as many games as I can.

“The operation on my hamstring went well, thankfully. Everyone was pleased with it so I’m looking forward to getting back fit and playing regularly.”

Shaw admits he was left in awe of the ambition shown by Ton boss Imrie and his backroom staff ahead of the new season.

The former Blackpool trainee admits he’s looking forward to working under the former Hamilton man as he revealed the lengths to which he'd gone to get his man through the door.

Shaw added: “The ambition here at the minute is a big part of why I wanted to come.

“The gaffer seems brilliant to be fair and I’m really looking forward to working with him this season.

“Once he wants you to be a part of his group, he’s quite persuasive.

“We’d been in contact quite a lot actually and it was something that we both wanted to get done and thankfully it was managed quite quickly.