Greenock Morton manager Gus MacPherson says Newcastle United duo Tom Allan and Oisin McEntee plus Jaakko Oksanen will be useful additions to his Cappielow squad.

The Scottish Championship club signed three players on the final day of the transfer widow, Allan and McEntee arriving from Newcastle United on season-long loan deals. Finnish youth international Oksanen arrives from Brentford for the first six months of the season and MacPherson says the process to get them was long.

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McEntee was one of three Deadline Day arrivals. (Photo by Serena Taylor/Newcastle United via Getty Images)

He said (TTV): “It was hectic, no question. Since we have come into the job, we knew that we had to strengthen the squad. It all came to a head on the final day of the transfer window. We have had to show a lot of patience. We were trying to agree deals with players and clubs and that’s never easy when you aren’t in a position to dictate.

“I hope that our patience is rewarded and that it has been worthwhile. All three are good players. It’s Oisin McEntee’s first loan and the other two have had loan spells. That’s ideal, there’s no surprise element there. I am looking forward to working with them.

“Even in training sessions we have been light in numbers so now we have the desired quantity of players.”

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