MORTON manager Jonatan Johansson wants his side to be ‘brave’ and will be relying on the senior players for a helping hand against Dundee United.

The new Ton boss has been at the club for a week, and will be taking on United at Tannadice today for his first game in charge as manager.

With no coaching staff to help him out at training this week, the Finn is counting on the likes of Jim McAlister and Chris Millar, pictured, to take the lead on the pitch.

He told the Tele: “Every team, especially away from home, is going to be hard to beat.

“We need to be strong and good in defending, when we get the ball I want us to be brave, I want us to pass it and to play in their half and I want to play exciting football.

“This will be a gradual process but I want to see that professionalism and that enthusiasm, attitude and aggression from my team, working together as a team.

“All of those things are the main things I want to see.
“We have some very experienced players in the side, and I will rely a lot on them to be coaches on the pitch if you like. We talked a lot about that and the players need to take responsibility on the pitch.”

But the 43-year-old has been careful not to overload his side with too much information this week.

He added: “It’s the first week and too much information could be bad.

“Like everything in life it is about getting the balance right and that’s what I’ve been trying to do, getting the balance right and getting the right information across to the players and getting feedback from the players.”