GARY Oliver insists the Ton players are fully behind manager Jonatan Johansson.

The Morton fans vented their frustrations at the team and manager at Bayview after the Greenock side were dumped out of the Scottish Cup by League One side East Fife.

It came on the back of a defeat to Alloa Athletic, where Morton went in front early on, but conceded two sloppy goals as the Wasps completed a comeback.

The forward missed the game against Athletic, but came on as a late substitute in the defeat to the Fifers last weekend.

Losing twice to part-time opposition has put increased pressure on the Cappielow boss as supporters have vented their frustration.

Most of the fans’ criticism has come the way of the manager, but Oliver says it is down to the players to perform – and pointed to numerous individual mistakes and poor defending as the reason behind most of the Morton goals conceded in recent weeks.

He told the Tele: “He [Johansson] was angry after the game, but he was more upset and gutted for us.

“It’s not the gaffer’s fault, it’s the players on the pitch. 
“We’ve not done the job, there’s only so much he can do.

“The boys love the manager and nobody would say a bad word about him.

“The players know the performance wasn’t good enough ourselves and it’s up to us to improve on it.”