JONATAN Johansson revealed Peterhead’s Jamie Stevenson has apologised for the tackle that resulted in Morton striker Gary Oliver being sidelined for up to two months.

Oliver broke his collarbone in the incident, which happened on Saturday in the first game between the two sides.

Morton were looking to catch the Blue Toon on the counter, and the former Ton midfielder cynically brought Oliver down on the half-way line.

The striker landed awkwardly after being taken out by ex-Ton player Stevenson, and after going to hospital later that night it was confirmed the 23-year-old would be out of action for up to eight weeks.

The Morton manager said the midfielder came and apologised on Tuesday for the tackle, which earned him a yellow card on the day.

The Finn told the Tele: “It is a big blow for us and for Gary, and it’s unfortunate as it was a bad tackle. 

“I spoke to Stevenson on Tuesday and he came up and apologised, he didn’t mean to do it.

“He was obviously trying to stop a counter attack and he fell awkwardly. 

“It’s a shame, and we’ll miss Gary as he’s been playing well.”