JONATAN Johansson is keen to keep Michael Tidser at Morton next season if the midfielder doesn’t join Falkirk.

The 29-year-old has signed a pre-contract agreement with the Bairns, but the ex-Rotherham United player says there is a break clause if Falkirk are relegated.

The Bairns, led by ex-Ton manager Ray McKinnon, sit bottom of the table heading into the last game of the season today.

Tidser revealed to the Tele yesterday he was open to the idea of staying on at the club, but would reassess his future after the weekend’s results when Falkirk’s fate is confirmed.

Ton boss Johansson has already signed up central midfielder Reece Lyon until 2021, while Chris Millar and Jim McAlister have both triggered contract extensions for next season.

Crawford Rae told the Tele in March the club would be run on a break-even basis next season, and this would affect the playing budget.

Johansson admits those factors may affect the chance of the midfielder getting a new contract.

He told the Tele: “I have spoken to Tidser and if there is a chance we could keep him then of course we would, but finances will dictate what will happen as well.

“You have to look at the balance of the squad and the budget of the squad and who you want to push — all these things come into it.

“Experienced players won’t rush into any decisions, we will have to see if Falkirk stay up or not.”