MORTON manager Jonatan Johansson says the two-week break was a good time to experiment with his new players and get them up to speed with the rest of the squad.

Greg Kiltie, Dylan Dykes, Andrew Dallas, Robby McCrorie and Keelan O’Connell arrived during the January transfer window.

All of the new arrivals are under the age of 23, with some of those players coming back from injury or having only limited first team football.

The Morton manager also joined the club after the first transfer window back in the summer had finished, with a busy fixture schedule giving him limited time to tinker with the side during the campaign.

With few opportunities to test new formations and set plays, the Ton boss says having last weekend off gave his side a valuable opportunity to try out new tactics.

He told the Tele: “In pre-season it’s good to test different players in different positions. It’s difficult to do it when the games are tough and you have to get results.

“In pre-season you have five or six practice games to change formation, so you have to be smart with how you do it.

“These last two weeks have been good for the likes of Keelan O’Connell and Greg Kiltie to come in and it gave me a few chances to try some new things.”