MORTON have had a request to move next week’s fixture against Queen of the South rejected by the SPFL.

The Ton have three games in seven days, starting tomorrow away to Inverness Caley Thistle in the Highlands.

Jonatan Johansson’s side then host Queens on Tuesday night, with another home game set for Friday night against Falkirk.

The fixture against the Bairns has been moved from its usual Saturday slot because it’s being televised on the new BBC Scotland television channel, which launches this weekend.

Morton had a free weekend towards the start of the month, but were unable to move the Doonhamers fixture to that date because the Dumfries outfit were still involved in the Scottish Cup.

With no more free weekends scheduled between now and the end of the season, the league chiefs denied Morton’s request to move the fixture against Gary Naysmith’s side.

Rangers faced a similar situation in December, when they had three games in seven days, with the minimum requirement between fixtures in Scotland being just 48 hours.

Johansson says his side will just have to get on with the busy upcoming week.

He told the Tele: “Queen of the South were still in the cup, Falkirk were able to move that game so they don’t have a game on that Tuesday now.

“We spoke to the SPFL and we got declined to change the game, so we just have to get on with it.”