JONATAN Johansson has praised midfielder Michael Tidser after he reached a landmark achievement with Morton this week.

The 29-year-old made his 250th appearance for the side, amassing the milestone tally over seven-and-a-half years at the club during two spells.

The former Rotherham United player has had one of his best seasons to date with the Ton, scoring seven times and providing 12 assists.

The midfielder has been out of the side of late with an ankle injury, but made a return to the starting line-up this week, where his corner supplied the winner as Gregor Buchanan headed it in late on to beat Queen of the South 1-0.

The manager praised the midfielder’s impact on his return to the side after having a difficult January, with transfer speculation surrounding his future.

He told the Tele: “He’s been a great servant to the club. He’s made a massive difference from us and the way he plays, he’s brave on the ball and his delivery from set plays is great. 

“He is someone I always want to have on the pitch.

“But we also have to be realistic. “He will be the first player to admit January wasn’t a great month for him and we needed to rotate the squad and make sure when players are on the pitch they’re sharp and fit.

“I feel like these last few games are the first time we’ve had healthy competition again and I felt Tidser was great for us on Tuesday.”