MORTON are awaiting results of a scan on ‘keeper Brendan Pearson’s ankle injury. 

Pearson, who signed for Ton in February, was ruled out for up to two months after rolling his ankle in training at the start of July.

It’s understood the Geordie went for tests earlier this week as he continues his rehabilitation. 

Pearson remains positive and  says he is loving life under boss David Hopkin despite the fact he is yet to kick a ball this season. 

The shot stopper praised the new approach that Hopkin and his staff have brought to the club since replacing Jonatan Johansson in the summer.

He told the Tele: “It’s been really professional, I’m really impressed with the changes since the manager came in.

“There’s pre-hab with Anton McElhone in the mornings, even before we’ve started training and the body fat or hydration tests. There are definitely no hiding places, so we need to be keeping ourselves well looked after outside of the club.

“The keepers need to be as fit as the outfield players too now and the gaffer is expecting me to stay as fit as I can whilst I’m injured, so I’m on the bike a lot and doing a lot of resistance band work.

“You can tell how well organised the coaching staff are, and you can tell the manager stands by his ethos of hard 

“Pre-season was a lot of running and fitness work to get us up to speed.”

Pearson admits that it’s tough watching from the stands and the recovery bike but says the close-knit group that’s developed is keeping him in touch with the daily goings-on at Cappielow.

He has also struck up a great friendship with fellow stopper Sam Ramsbottom who joined the club in the summer.

Person added: “You’ve got to stay involved as much as you can, they [the coaching staff] have been brilliant with me.

“They ask how my recovery is going all the time and I still feel involved in the group even though I’m looking in from the outside.

“I’ve always got on with keepers because we’re a different breed supposedly. 

“We’ve both had similar paths, where we’ve dropped to get games and found ourselves coming back into a full time set up and we’re at similar stages of our careers too.”

Pearson says that the squad reached their first main objective with their Betfred Cup qualification, but believes they need to remain focused on the league campaign starting on Saturday against Ayr United.

He said: “The gaffer’s reached his aim of getting out the group and now he’s focusing on the league.

“With the lads that we have, especially with the group that we’ve brought in, we have high expectations of what we can achieve.

“First of all, the main objective is safety, then it’s getting enough points and building on that to then focus on getting as high up as possible.

“Then it would be nice to get a good cup run, which we’ve set ourselves up for.

“Hibs away is going to be a tough game, but there’s no easy games at this stage and we know what we need to do.”