MORTON manager Jonatan Johansson says his whole squad will be pushed to their limit this week when they play three games in seven days.

The Greenock outfit head north today to take on Inverness Caley Thistle and then return home on Tuesday to play Queen of the South.

They then host Falkirk at Cappielow on Friday night, with the match being televised on new television channel BBC Scotland.

Johansson told the Tele yesterday the club had tried to move their midweek fixture against Queens to another date, but the request was rejected by the SPFL.

With such a tight schedule, the manager says his ‘small squad’ will have to dig in and deal with the gruelling week ahead.

He told the Tele: “Training this week has been good, we obviously have to be wary of the amount of upcoming games this week. We’ve got three games in seven days so it’s a bit short and sharp.

“The main focus has been on this week, next week there won’t be much training and it will be a case of getting them prepared for each game.

“We have players that we are managing week to week, but there’s no chance when there are games coming this quickly.

“It’s something we have to bear in mind with the selection of the team.

“There’s a Friday game as well so it’s something we need to think about. You need to set up your team the way you think you will get the points, but it’s one of those things that we’re a small squad anyway.

“With Lewis McGrattan and Reece Lyon, with the reserve team players, we have 18 players, so we have a small squad and we need to use it right.”

One player who could return today is Michael Tidser after the midfielder was ruled out of last week’s encounter against Ayr United with a foot injury.

Johansson revealed the 29-year-old — who was the subject of transfer speculation last month — trained for the first time in over a week on Thursday.

While Johansson says Tidser might feature today against the Caley Jags, the Ton boss hinted he is more likely to feature in the latter two games.

The Ton boss also provided an update on a number of other players in the squad.

He added: “There’s been a few knocks this week which happens, on Thursday Tidser was back for the first time training again, so we will have to see how his foot reacts and we will see if he travels or not.

“It will be really important that he will be back for us for the other two games, not just today’s game.

“Greg Kiltie had a bit of a knock but he looks to be okay, but the squad will be pretty similar to last week.

“Rory McKeown was back running but he’s still feeling his injury, and he’s been away for over a month and I would be very surprised if he featured in any of these three games.”