MORTON manager Jonatan Johansson says January loan signing Greg Kiltie was worth the wait after a frustrating transfer window trying to sign the Kilmarnock player.

The 22-year-old has scored four goals in his last five outings for the Ton and has been hugely impressive in his performances for the Cappielow outfit in recent weeks.

The Ton boss revealed he first enquired about the attacker’s availability a month before the January transfer window opened.

While the Cappielow club had registered their interest early, Killie’s loss of Greg Stewart to Premiership rivals Aberdeen in the transfer window meant the deal was on hold and could have been off entirely.

But after the Ayrshire club signed a replacement Kiltie was then allowed to join the Greenock side on loan until the end of the season.

It took the winger some time to get up and running, but Johansson insists his recent goalscoring run has vindicated his signing.

He told the Tele: “He’s been fantastic for me. I’ve liked him ever since I coached him at Motherwell Under-20s.

“The first time I contacted Kilmarnock and Alex Dyer [Kilmarnock assistant manager] was in December time to see if he was available.

“He was the main man I wanted and I know it took so long to get him, as I didn’t get him in until late on in January.

“That affected our results a little bit, he wasn’t match fit when he came to us because he had only played a few games for Kilmarnock this season, but I knew he would come good.

“He was excellent against Falkirk and for me he was man of the match, especially on the offensive side.”