MORTON manager Jonatan Johansson says any talk of a Ton takeover is being put firmly to the back of his and the team’s minds.

Last week former Rangers chief and Newcastle United managing director Derek Llambias and former Toon chief scout Graham Carr were spotted at Cappielow alongside ex-Rangers director and Greenock businessman Sandy Easdale.

The trio were watching the club’s reserve team in action against Queen of the South, including Mr Easdale’s son Alexander, before being given a tour of the ground.

Easdale family spokesman Jack Irvine later confirmed to the Tele no buyout bid had been made but revealed there was a ‘good chance’ one will be tabled in the future.

The club issued a statement in the aftermath of the reports, saying they were ‘always open to dialogue with interested parties who might want to discuss investment’.

But Johansson says his only priority is managing the team on the pitch.

He told the Tele: “It wasn’t really difficult for us to focus [because of the takeover talk].

“You have to focus on the football. In any line of work you’re in, especially football, there are going to be rumours and there’s always going to be speculation and it’s important that we kept calm with everything with the Falkirk thing as well.

“We had a really good week at training so I felt really positive heading into this game as well and I knew the players were going to be able to focus.”