MORTON boss Anton McElhone is running the rule over former Dundee United and Hamilton winger Justin Johnson, the Tele can reveal.

The 24-year-old Dutchman, whose cousin is former Celtic and Bayer Leverkusen right-back Jeremie Frimpong, has been without a club since leaving the Fountain of Youth Stadium before the January transfer window closed last week.

The Tele can reveal that he has been training with the club this week as they gear up to travel north to face John Robertson’s Inverness this weekend.

McElhone had said previously that the club were looking to bolster their options up front as they look to get back on track after a baron run of from in front of goal in recent weeks.

The 24-year-old right-sided midfielder would provide competition for the likes of Craig McGuffie, Cameron Salkeld and Luca Colville on the wings as well as add an injection of pace on either flank, although it is yet to be seen if he will be offered a deal of any kind at Sinclair Street.

Johnson spent two seasons at Dundee United before spells down south with York City - under Jackie McNamara - and in Cyprus, before signing with Accies in the summer.

He made seven appearances for Brian Rice’s side in all competitions, six of which were from the bench.

The domestic loan market is open until the end of the month which means that McElhone is able to further add to his squad.