MORTON BOSS Dougie Imrie has managed to make a late addition to his backline ahead of this weekend’s trip to Dundee United by completing the loan signing of Tyler French from Sandeman Street neighbours Dundee.
The 24-year-old defender has checked in on a season long loan from the City of Discovery after helping the Dark Blues bounce straight back up into the Premiership last season, featuring 18 times under former Dens boss Gary Bowyer.
And the Ton boss believes that the English enforcer will help add an extra physical presence to his backline, who’ve conceded eight goals in their last three home games.
He told this newspaper: “I’m delighted that we’ve managed to secure the signing of Tyler on loan from Dundee, finally getting it over the line.
“He’ll add not only a real quality to our backline but also a real physical presence to compliment what we already have here.
“Not only is he a defender but he’s more or less a natural right back who helped Dundee go on to win what was an extremely tight and competitive Championship last season.
“I’d just like to thank Tony Docherty and Dundee FC in helping get the deal done.
“Tyler was keen to come and play here, which was another driving factor in getting the deal done.
“It’s always been about signing players who’ll improve us and I firmly believe Tyler fits that bill.”
It is thought that French met with his teammates this morning and all going well, should be a part of the squad heading to Tannadice as Ton search for their first league win in four attempts.