Greenock Morton can confirm today that, hot on the heels of Josh McPake joining the club, David Hopkin has moved to bring a further trio of talent to Cappielow Park.
Defenders Michael Ledger, Markus Fjortoft and forward James Wallace have all signed permanent deals with the club.
Sunderland-born Ledger worked his way through the ranks of the Black Cats but gained most of his senior experience playing in Norway until a short loan-deal with Queen of the South in January was curtailed by the lockdown.
26-year old Fjortoft is an experienced player who has played in America and New Zealand but is currently under contract to Hamilton Academicals.
James Wallace has been on trial at the club for a couple of weeks. The exciting young talent had previously been on-loan to Brora Rangers from parent club, Ross County and played against Morton in last year’s William Hill Scottish Cup competition where he initially caught the eye of David Hopkin.
Speaking to the website, the ‘Ton Manager said “James has really impressed us in training and maintained the form he showed against us in the cup last season. Both Michael and Markus bring an experience learned from playing mainly abroad and that will give us something a little bit different as we embark upon the new season.”
A Club spokesman added; “We would like to thank all the agents involved and, in particular, Hamilton Accies for ensuring the smooth transition of these deals.”
Look out for interviews with Michael, Markus and James next week on ‘TonTV.