MORTON manager Jonatan Johansson has praised his squad’s unity as they look to end their poor form tonight against Inverness Caley Thistle.

The Ton host the Highland outfit in a big clash, as they look to move themselves up the table and away from the bottom two.

Inverness, however, will be a tough task, having picked up four wins in their last six league outings, making them one of the form teams in the Championship.

Meanwhile, Morton are just one point above Queen of the South and Falkirk, with the latter occupying the relegation play-off place, while Partick Thistle are two points below the Ton at the foot of the table, but also have a game in hand.

A win would be a huge boost for Morton and move them a step closer to securing league safety this year. 

But for Inverness, who will look to bounce back from their Scottish Cup semi-final loss to Hearts on Saturday, a victory would ensure they finish in the promotion play-offs with three games to spare.

Johansson insists his squad are still united despite the poor results, and says they have to harness that if they are to improve their performances, starting tonight at Cappielow.

The fact they have had a weekend off, while Inverness were in Scottish Cup action against the Jambos, is something the manager feels could be a key factor in tonight’s encounter.

He told the Tele: “It’s a strange one with the way the fixtures have been going, but nice to have a week where we can prepare.

“I think we needed that. I can’t see many of the injured players coming back, it’ll be a similar squad to the last few games, so it’s important that they got some rest because they’ve been playing a lot of games and it’ll have taken it out of the players.

“One thing we’ve had is we’ve managed to keep the squad united, there’s a good spirit in the squad and it’s about bringing that onto the pitch.”

Johansson says he is looking towards his experienced squad members to help the team through their rough patch.

He added: “You can’t predict the results at the moment. 

“It’s always going to be tight.

“There’s not been much in the games, they’re usually decided by set plays or mistakes.

“You can see the nerves in games from some players, and that’s why you look towards your experienced players towards this end of the season because they have usually been here before and take responsibility.”