ALLAN MOORE is set to tell his Morton players their Cappielow fate as he begins planning for next season.
The Ton boss saw his side end their Irn-Bru First Division campaign on a disappointing note as they slumped to a 3-1 home defeat by Raith Rovers.
With a number of his squad out of contract in the coming weeks, Moore has decisions to make about who to keep at the club next term.
He said: "That is the difficult part of the job and it is not something I am looking forward to.
"I have got to look at what we did well this year and what we didn't do so well and how we can rectify it.
"The players haven't got any comeback on us because we haven't improved.
"It would be different if we were third, fourth or fifth, then they could come in and say 'we have taken the team up the league'. But we haven't.
"It is a difficult time for players and their families, but I have been there myself, it is something you just have to get on with.
"Letting some players go might be a blessing for them. Brian Graham has done well at Raith Rovers.
"Last season, I felt we told them too early so we decided to wait until the end of the season."
Defeat to Rovers means Morton finish the season eighth in the standings, with a second-half effort from Lewis Hawke the only bright spark on a dull day.
And Moore admits the Ton's lowly finish could prove costly to the club in the coming season.
He said: "Contracts are earned on the pitch and over 36 games.
"But the league table doesn't lie and, after we have finished eighth, it means I have got no ammunition to get more of a budget."