MORTON manager Jonatan Johansson admits it’s difficult to predict how Partick Thistle will line up against his side today.

The Jags appointed Gary Caldwell as their new boss last month, after previous manager Alan Archibald became the latest managerial casualty of the Championship this season.

The Glasgow side are on a poor run of form, losing their last five league outings and they sit in eighth place after 11 games.

The Ton are seven points clear above them in sixth, and are on a high after their 2-1 win at Dumfries on Tuesday night against Queen of the South.

In recent weeks Partick have changed formations from 4-1-4-1 and 4-4-2 under Caldwell altering their shape throughout the games as well as the new Jags boss tries to identify his strongest system.

But Johansson insists his side can’t underestimate the Jags despite their poor run, as they will be wanting to impress their new manager.

He told the Tele: “They’re a dangerous opponent because of the uncertainty, as you don’t know what to expect.

“The manager has had three weeks to get to know his players. 

“He’s changed players and formation a little bit, so it’s hard to guess which way they’re going to go and how they’re going to line up.

“We have to concentrate mostly on ourselves and also the players will be hungry and eager to show the manager they’re good enough.

“Looking at their squad they wanted to bounce right back up to the Premiership with their budget as well, so it’s a difficult opponent.”

Caldwell was recently appointed as the new Jags boss as he looks to turn around the club’s fortunes.

Despite being only 36, he’s already managed down south with Wigan Athletic and Chesterfield, and has a vast playing career where he racked up 55 appearances for Scotland, as well as playing in both Scotland and England.

While Johansson has analysed their previous games under him, the emphasis at training this week has been on Ton’s own tactics and shape rather than worrying about their unpredictable opponent.

He added: “He’s a young manager but he’s already got lots of experience.

“You have to concentrate what you can do, or change what you can do rather than focus on them.

“Even against Queen of the South, you never know 100 per cent what they will do, you can guess with a certain amount of certainty how they are going to line up, but this is going to be a different one.”

The Ton will see a familiar face in the opposition line-up, with Jai Quitongo moving from Morton in the summer to Maryhill.

Former Cappielow captain Thomas O’Ware also made the switch, but he is ruled out for the season with a knee injury.