MORTON manager Jonatan Johansson believes his side are reaping the rewards from their hard work in recent weeks.

With a two-week break before the Falkirk game, the Ton put in the hours working on their shape and tactics on the training pitch.

After the Greenock side’s first clean sheet in almost two months against the Bairns last Saturday, Johansson says he and his team are finally beginning to click.

He told the Tele: “What we tried to do from the start is to make us hard to beat and make that defensive shape good.

“It took a while to find that shape because of the players available to us, with injuries to forward players especially, but I feel it’s working quite well in the last few games.

“We’ve played more or less the same in the last two games, and it’s up to us to change it depending on who our opponent is, if we want to press higher or lower or whatever else.

“I felt in the defensive areas we were good, the strikers worked hard and I felt the wingers were much better positioned defensively than before.”

Johansson says some changes at half-time last week against Falkirk also paid off.

He added: “We went a little too intricate at times and were trying too much instead of just getting the ball into the box.

“Falkirk had two more experienced midfielders, so we tried to make them run a little bit more, which has played a part in the sending off.

“I was happy with the way we played against 10 men, as sometimes you can lose the game a little bit and we created enough chances to win the game.”