Michael Tidser opens up on Falkirk pre-contract, relegation clause and Morton’s Championship safety


MICHAEL TIDSER has admitted he faces an uncertain future if Falkirk do not follow Morton in escaping the clutches of relegation.

The Morton midfielder has spoken for the first time about the pre-contract he has penned with the Bairns to join them this summer.

But, after helping Ton retain their second-tier status following Saturday’s 1-0 win over Dunfermline, the 29-year-old admits his move to Westfield may not happen if Falkirk go down.

Ray McKinnon’s outfit are three points adrift at the foot of the table with just a game to go and, realistically, the best they can hope for appears a play-off place.

With a final farewell ahead next Saturday, Tidser was thrilled to help ensure Morton stayed up, thanks in part to the recent win over Falkirk, but is now helpless as he awaits the Bairns’ fate.

He said: “I’ve signed a pre-contract with Falkirk, but there’s a few things in my contract. [If they go down], I’m a free agent, so to speak.

“I’ll cross that bridge when I come to it. The most important thing for me was to get Morton over the line and thankfully, as a team, we’ve done that, and I’m delighted.

“Of course, I’ll be looking out for other results next weekend.

“Last weekend, it was a precarious position to be in, playing against Falkirk, but I wanted to win, like anyone else. I’ve got bills to pay and kids to feed.

“I can’t dictate what happens with Falkirk. If they stay up next week, or they do well, I’ll keep my eye on it and see what happens.

“A few people questioned me and were asking if I would chuck it and do I care. I think you can see from my performances that I care, of course I do.

“I’m a proud boy and I’ve worked hard all season with my team-mates, and I definitely don’t want to let anyone down, especially the manager [Jonatan Johansson] and Housty [Peter Houston], who have been great.

“I’m delighted the club will still be in the Championship, and hopefully I’ll be there myself next season.

“There’s a few things in my contract, stuff I don’t really want to talk about, but we’ll see what happens.

“I’ll go away and have a good summer and hopefully get something sorted for pre-season.”