MORTON manager Jonatan Johansson faces a major selection headache tonight with only one fit senior centre-back available.

The Ton were struck with injuries on Saturday before and after their defeat to Partick Thistle.

Lee Kilday was forced off in the warm-up with a hamstring injury while Kerr Waddell was carrying an injury into the game and had to be replaced at half-time.

It leaves Gregor Buchanan as the only fully fit senior centre-back at the club for tonight’s clash against Ayr United - with Kilday and Waddell both major doubts.

The club are already light on defenders after Rory McKeown was sidelined with a calf injury. Johansson admitted he tried to sign a defender in the January transfer window but missed out on his target.

The Cappielow side could stick with Jim McAlister at the back or opt to call on reserve players Darren Hynes or Gavin Watt, who were both included on the bench at the weekend.

Watt started for the reserves yesterday in their match against Dundee at Cappielow, while Hynes trained with the first team.

Johansson says it’s a tough gig for whoever plays at the back.

He told the Tele: “Lee felt his hamstring in the warm-up and Kerr Waddell was carrying an injury as well.

“He was saying to me he felt it at the beginning of the game - it doesn’t help when you lose two centre-halves.

“It is tough and it’s something we’ll have to look at as the day goes on. It will have to be a ‘wait and see job’ and a decision made before kick off.”