MORTON manager David Hopkin says the loan market will be something he considers towards the end of the transfer window.

The Ton used loans to full effect last season, with Greg Kiltie being a standout performer for Jonatan Johansson’s side. Goalkeeper Robby McCrorie also became a big influence as the Cappielow outfit steered clear of relegation.

But the Ton manager says he wants to leave loans until the end of the transfer window – which closes in August – to complement his side rather than relying too heavily on them.

He told the Tele: “The loan market is something you look at towards the end of August.

“If you can get someone in on a season-long deal and it’s something you feel you need, then you do it.

“Obviously the loan market doesn’t really take shape until teams have played three or four games in August. 

“Things then start to open up and teams will let players go on out that they might not have before.

“It’s like a filter. You need to wait and be patient and players become available as the weeks go by, but you need to make sure you get the right ones that are going to help the team.”