MORTON legend Janne Lindberg has revealed that he looks out for the Ton’s results and is looking forward to reliving the old days ahead of his return to the club next month.

The former Ton midfielder, who made 88 appearances over three years during between 1994 and 1997, is returning to Greenock for the club’s sportsman’s dinner on Saturday April 13.

The ex-Finnish international is regarded as one of Morton’s best players in recent memory and helped the team achieve promotion to the First Division in his first season with the club back in 1995.

Morton almost made it a memorable double promotion, missing out on a promotion play-off place to the Premier Division on goal difference to Dundee United the following year.

The midfielder says his three seasons in Greenock were among some of the best in his career – and told how he is looking forward to coming back to Inverclyde.

Lindberg will also be donating his iconic number six jersey for an online auction which will be advertised by Morton in the coming weeks, with funds going towards the club’s youth development.

He told the Tele: “I am definitely looking forward to seeing everyone at the Morton dinner, it’s very nice to come back.

“It was a long time ago since I was last there. I am really looking forward to it. I have followed Morton since I left, I keep up with their results.

“I loved every minute of my time in Greenock. Everything was new, new team-mates and the level of the league, but I loved every minute of it. I loved training and playing in the games.

“I have good memories and some evenings I watch those games back and look at pictures from my time there.”

The midfielder moved to the club with fellow Fin Marko Rajamäki in 1994, with the pair becoming firm fan favourites.

Lindberg admits he loved his relationship with the Ton supporters, saying they were an ‘honest’ group and he enjoyed meeting them in Greenock.

He added: “That is one of my biggest memories, all those times with the fans.

“I really liked them because they were so honest with you. I really loved them, they were amazing.

“They were definitely different from fans in Finland, the culture of football is very different.

“They were superb, they were travelling to away games and filling Cappielow all the time.

“If we were not playing well, we really heard it. I like that because they should tell you what they are thinking.

“There were fans who would stop and talk to me when I was around town or shopping and talk about the game.

“It was good and I really enjoyed the culture in Scotland.”

There are still tables available for the sportsman’s dinner. For more information contact hospitality executive Lesley Ann Webb by calling 01475 723571 or emailing

Lindberg will also be joined by former Wales, Aston Villa and Liverpool striker Dean Saunders, after dinner speaker Sheriff Lindsay Wood and host Peter Martin.