FORMER Celtic kid Owen Moffat admits that home is where the heart is and he believes that he can put in the performances that will help in reaching a new level at Morton after sealing a permanent move back to Scotland earlier this month. 

The 22-year-old, who impressed on loan at Dunfermline last season, penned a two year deal at Cappielow earlier this month and he insists that his main focus was picking the right place for him to thrive out on the park, which he believes he can do under Dougie Imrie.

Moffat admits his time at Blackpool didn't quite go as planned with an injury hampering his experience in Lancashire, being left isolated and he hopes that he can put all of that behind him after finding a new home on Sinclair Street.

He told the Tele: "It's good to get back up the road and nearer to my family. Did I think I'd come back up the road so quickly? I don't know.

"But at the same time for me, it's about picking a place to come where I feel like if I can perform then I can go onto a different level again.

"I was open to anything, whether that was down south or abroad, wherever it was to be honest. But it's good that I'm back up here.

"When I moved to Blackpool, after a few months I'd struggled with injury a fair bit. It was my back that was the issue so it was quite a difficult one to get over.

"It was tough and quite isolating because I wasn't able to travel home, I couldn't drive. I couldn't get the train back up the road or whatever, it was challenging being away from my family."

Moffat might have penned a two-year contract at Cappielow, but he says he's setting demands on himself right from the off as he doesn't want to rest on his laurels.

He pointed to Dougie Imrie's track record of improving players as he revealed his excitement for working under the Ton chief.

Moffat added: "Having that two-year contract as well can give me a foundation to build from, I believe. It's a bit of security for me but I want to treat it as if it's only a one-year deal.

"That's because I want to perform so well on a weekly basis. I'm a bit demanding of myself because I feel like I can go and perform and then, like I said previously, it'll not only help me but it'll help the club.

"The gaffer had mentioned to me that he's good at improving players and you just need to look at his track record of improving players who've then moved on.

"For me, it's about performing week after week and then we'll see what happens, but I'm really looking forward to getting going."