MORTON manager Jonatan Johansson hopes to derail Falkirk’s survival bid this afternoon — but he expects the Bairns’ re-shaped side to be difficult to break down.

Falkirk remain bottom of the Championship table as the league season nears the halfway point.

However, former Ton manager Ray McKinnon, who has been in charge of Falkirk since the end of August, has seen improved results in recent weeks.

The Bairns ended Inverness Caley Thistle’s unbeaten start to the season two weeks ago, and drew against Alloa Athletic last Saturday.

And Johansson hopes his side can come away from the Falkirk Stadium with at least a point today.

He told the Tele: “I’ve seen them play in the last few games and they’ve changed formations a bit, they’re playing with a back five as well and it’s definitely something that will make them harder to beat and defensively more solid.

“They’re picking up points.

“That is the minimum target for us and I want us to pick up at least a point.”

After today Ton host Inverness Caley Thistle on December 22, before travelling to Maryhill the following week to play Partick Thistle.

Morton are sitting in sixth place in the table, just one point off the play-offs.

They are still well in the hunt for a top four place despite having mixed results in the three months Johansson has been in charge.

Overall the manager is happy with how his team have performed, bar a few drops in performance levels and results.

He added: “Points-wise I look at it as how many points you take against the opposition and you look at the performances in games, and a few have let us down and could have brought us more points.

“But overall it’s been okay, we’re where we want to be to keep having a go and to get as high as we can. I try not to look forward but with the three games coming up, the Falkirk game is a big one for us.

“I want us to pick up points, especially at home.”