MORTON manager Jonatan Johansson says re-signing current players will take a backseat until the January transfer window has closed.

The whole squad will be out of contract at the end of the season.

Since the start of this month all the players are allowed to speak to other clubs.

Midfielder Michael Tidser is one of them, with the Tele exclusively revealing last week that Premiership side Dundee had offered the 29-year-old a contract for next season.

But Johansson says his immediate focus is very much on bringing players into the club during this window.

Morton have lost seven players in the last two months, with Ross MacLean, Kyle Thomson, Scott Tiffoney, Connor Bell and Ruaridh Langan all leaving Cappielow, while Lewis Strapp and Ben Armour have gone out on loan.

The only new arrival has been Dylan Dykes, who joined the Ton last week.

Johansson told the Tele: “The main thing for me is in the here and now, but of course we’re making plans. We’re trying to improve other stuff as well, not just player-related but infrastructure. We have longer term plans.

“I know if players do well they attract interest and that’s great, that’s what we want to be all about but I also want to get this window done and then start planning more for contracts for next season.

“I speak to players all the time and I’m planning all the time, but my main focus right now is on this window.

“Michael has had, for me, one of the best seasons I can remember. He’s a player who has played really well for me and he’s got a great football brain and he’s a great passer of the ball.

“He’s a player I’m very happy to have in my team and that he’s generating interest as well.

“I’m sure we’ll be speaking more about him for the rest of the season.”