Brentford prospect Jaakko Oksanen wants to play as many minutes as possible to try and impress his parent club while on loan at Greenock Morton.

The Finnish youth international is highly-rated by Brentford and he has appeared sporadically in first-team plans at the English Premier League club. He now moves on loan to the Scottish Championship for the first six months of the season. Oksanen hopes to bring a calming presence to manager Gus MacPherson’s Morton midfield.

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Oksanen has signed on loan with the Ton for the first six months of the term. (Photo by Kieran Galvin/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

He said (TTV): “I have enjoyed my time so far. I have been given some good first impressions so now I just want to play some football. I have already got some experience playing men’s football, so now I need to come down here and do the same.

“I am hoping to help the team win games and enjoy my football. I am quite calm on the ball and I like to dictate the play. My personal goals are just to play as many minutes as I can and hopefully prove beneficial for the team.”

Morton progressed to the third round of the SPFL Trust Trophy on Saturday with a comfortable 3-1 win over Celtic B. Their next fixture is a Championship trip to Rugby Park to face Kilmarnock.

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