FORMER Sauchie skipper Brian Morgan will make his return to Beechwood Park this weekend for the first time since his summer departure.

The midfielder made the switch to Bo'ness United after spending close to a decade with the Wee County side.

He cited the loss of manager Fraser Duncan as the reason for his move, but admitted he was lured by the prospect of a new challenge.

Indeed, he was not the only one to leave for Bo'ness as Iain Syme and Craig Comrie also completed the switch in pre-season, joining Andy Shirra who had moved in 2017.

It proved to be a summer of change for Sauchie as not only Iain Diack come into replace Duncan, but the club itself moved from the juniors to the East of Scotland league.

Sauchie, however, have adapted incredible well and currently sit third in the Conference B table, ahead of visiting Bo'ness in sixth.

And as the two sides go head-to-head this weekend, Morgan admits the fixture is one he has been looking forward to.

He told Advertiser Sport: "It's one of those games where I was maybe a bit apprehensive about.

"I was at Sauchie for so long and it was always a good place for me.

"I'm still really good friends with the guys there – like Mark Sharp, Darren Cummings and Ants McTaggart. I also coached the U19s as well."

Morgan admits it will be a strange feeling to arrive at the ground as an away player this Saturday, but insists he is committed to his new club.

He added: "Fraser was my tie to Sauchie; he was my manager there for so long and he was the one that gave me a shot.

"I had a lot of offers to move on while I was at Sauchie, but it was always out of a loyalty to Fraser that I stayed.

"After he left, a few more offers came in and my head was turned by some of them.

"But I'm at Bo'ness now; that's the club I play for. And I have job now where I'll be going back to Sauchie and hoping to win.

"I'll be expecting some stick; there is always a bit of banter. But, hopefully, it'll be for the right reasons, like me sticking the ball in the net, rather than because I left."

Having spent so long at the club, Morgan says he felt a little worried about heading off to pastures new and settling in at a new club.

However, he has hit the ground running since arriving at Bo'ness, scoring nine times from midfield.

He added: "I was welcomed here with open arms and I could not have asked for a better start.

"All the boys have been amazing too and, obviously, it does help having Iain Syme and Craig Comrie around as well.

"I've scored a few goals and got a good few assists as well, which is very pleasing for me.

"As an attacking midfielder, if I'm not scoring then I want to be setting some up."