PETER GRANT says he’s ready for a family feud with his Celtic legend Dad but insists Alloa have landed a top manager.

Young Peter signed up with Morton on Monday just 24 hours before his old man clinched a deal to became manager at Recreation Park.

Now father and son are set to go head to head at Cappielow on August 10 in the second Ladbrokes Championship showdown of the season.

Peter junior said: “The family ties will go out the window and I’ll be trying to get three points for Morton.

“I’ll support him any other time when he’s not playing us.”

Parkhead hero Grant had been Alex McLeish’s assistant with the national side having worked for a string of clubs in England including West Ham and Aston Villa.

His son feels sure Alloa have picked the right man as the part-timers again seek to defy the odds and stay up.

The centre-back said: “I’m pleased for my dad. The quality he’s got as a coach, he doesn’t deserve to be out of the game.

“I’m not just saying that because he’s my dad. You can ask anyone who has worked under him and they will say the same thing.

“I’m sure the Alloa players will enjoy working under him.

“Alloa are part-time, of course, so it’s the first time my dad will be in that sort of environment and it he keeps them up, that will be an achievement.

“He’ll have to adjust to part-time but I’m sure he will.

“It’s a real tough league – I know from my experience at Falkirk when there were some really big teams in there too.

“You just have to look at what happened to Falkirk last season.”

Meanwhile Morton manager David Hopkin is set to offer a contract to former Motherwell, Dundee United and Preston defender Brian McLean who strolled through a friendly with St Johnstone on Tuesday as a trialist.

Hopkin said: “Brian is 34 now but I thought he was excellent. You could see his experience. Brian had only done one training session but handled it so well.

“I watched him at the end of last season when he had that spell a Dumbarton and I could see his experience.

“We’ll sit down with him and have a chat with him.”