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Previews of upcoming Morton first team matches - featuring squad updates, opposition analysis and betting guides.

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Match Preview - Morton vs Inverness (7th December)

Inverness vs Morton – Match Preview by Dean McKinnon. Managerless Morton will attempt to best Inverness for the first time this season, with a trip to Fir Park awaiting the victors of this evening’s Scottish Cup Third Round clash. As Billy Dodds’ side prepare for two trips to Greenock in five days, the Morton board will be focused on hiring Gus MacPherson’s successor, having been relieved of his duties following Saturday’s 2-2 draw against Ayr United. Photo - GBR Photographs

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Match Preview - Morton vs Ayr United (4th December)

Morton vs Ayr United – Match Preview by Dean McKinnon Morton will be relieved to return to more familiar surroundings tomorrow, welcoming Ayr United to Sinclair Street in a crunch match for both sides. The Ton will look to put a disappointing result and performance at Palmerston midweek behind them, conceding a winner less than two minutes after scoring a late equaliser themselves. The Ayrshire side will also be seeking to arrest their disappointing run of form, with their only win in

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Match Preview - Queen of the South vs Morton (1st December)

Queen of the South vs Morton – Match Preview by Dean McKinnon. Familiar foes Morton and Queen of the South will battle it out for a place in the final four of this season’s SPFL Trust Trophy tonight at Palmerston, with an away tie against League One Cove Rangers awaiting the victors. Gus MacPherson’s side performed well at the Caledonian Stadium on Saturday, with a Gavin Reilly goal securing a Scottish Cup replay at Cappielow next midweek. The Cappielow gaffer will hope his tweaked sys

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Match Preview - Inverness vs Morton (27th November)

Inverness vs Morton – Match Preview by Dean McKinnon. Morton’s Scottish Cup journey, on the centennial anniversary of Jimmy Gourlay’s goal bringing the cup to Greenock, begins tomorrow with a trip north. Gus MacPherson’s side will travel up the A9 to the Caledonian Stadium for the second time this season, tasked with toppling a very impressive Inverness side. The Highland side, who lifted our showpiece trophy in 2014/15, have only squared off against their Inverclyde counterparts twice

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Match Preview - Raith Rovers vs Morton (20th November)

Raith Rovers vs Morton – Match Preview by Dean McKinnon. Morton return to Fife for the second away trip in succession, this time facing a tougher task in the form of Raith Rovers. John McGlynn’s side sit second in the Championship, three points behind league leaders Kilmarnock. The Kirkcaldy side are undefeated in six league outings and will look to compound the misery inflicted upon Morton by the aforementioned Kilmarnock last week. Squad Update Question marks remain over th

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Match Preview - Morton vs Kilmarnock (13th November)

Morton vs Kilmarnock – Match Preview by Dean McKinnon. Sinclair Street plays host to a content that could have ramifications at both ends of the Championship table. League leaders Kilmarnock visit Cappielow on Saturday, looking to extend their one point advantage over second-placed Inverness, as Tommy Wright’s side look to return to Scotland’s top tier at the first time of asking. Looking towards the other end of the table, Morton will be looking to extend the gap between themselves an

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Match Preview - Dunfermline vs Morton (6th November)

Dunfermline vs Morton – Match Preview by Dean McKinnon. Morton and Dunfermline have chosen two different paths this week as they aim to climb out of the Championship relegation slots. Morton, now without a win in ten league outings following last weekend’s 1-1 draw against Hamilton, have chosen to allow Gus MacPherson to remain in the Cappielow dugout, a sentiment not matched by their Fife counterparts. The Pars board relieved manager Peter Grant of his duties this week, with former Sc

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Match Preview - Morton vs Hamilton (30th October)

Morton vs Hamilton – Match Preview by Dean McKinnon. Gus MacPherson heads into Saturday’s crunch match against Hamilton knowing that anything other than three points will see his side going ten league matches without a win. Morton’s midweek goalless draw against Partick Thistle, coupled with an 88th minute Raith equaliser in the Fife derby, spared the Sinclair Street side from becoming the Championship’s basement side after the midweek round of fixtures. With Morton’s defensive record

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Match Preview - Morton vs Partick Thistle (26th October)

Morton vs Partick Thistle – Match Preview  by Dean McKinnon  Morton will play under the Cappielow lights for the first time this season as they seek their first league win in nine matches. Gus MacPherson rung the changes for Saturday’s stalemate at Palmerston on Saturday, shifting to a 4-1-4-1 from the 3-4-1-2 he utilised early in the season. The Maryhill side have carried on their positive momentum upon their promotion back to the second tier and will hope a win will propel

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Match Preview - Queen of the South vs Morton (23rd October)

Queen of the South vs Morton – Match Preview by Dean McKinnon. Morton continue to rack up the miles this month, with Saturday’s outing to Palmerston to face Queen of the South the most crucial to date. The Sinclair Street side are now without a win in seven Championship outings, stretching all the way back to 7th August. With The Ton sitting second bottom of the Championship amidst their winless run, the pressure is growing on manager Gus MacPherson. To compound the on-field issues at

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Match Preview - Inverness vs Morton (16th October)

Inverness CT vs Morton – Match Preview by Dean McKinnon. Gus MacPherson will head up the A9 on Saturday attempting to win a league match for The Ton at the seventh time of asking. Despite a much-improved result and performance in their last league outing against Arbroath, Morton again struggled to breakdown Montrose in last weekend’s SPFL Trust Trophy tie, requiring spot kicks to set up their Quarter Final clash with Queen of the South at Palmerston. In the final game of the first quar

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Match Preview - Montrose vs Morton (9th October)

Montrose vs Morton – Match Preview by Dean McKinnon. There is an old football adage that prophesises cup competitions can be a welcome distraction from league duty. Gus MacPherson will hope that adage proves correct on Saturday, with Morton traveling north to take on Montrose in the SPFL Trust Trophy on Saturday. Despite a much-improved performance against Arbroath last Saturday, in which a dubious penalty award robbed The Ton of all three points, the Sinclair Street side are without a

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Match Preview - Morton vs Arbroath (2nd October)

Morton vs Arbroath - Match Preview by Russell Gordon. With Morton's four game losing streak in the league reaching an end last weekend with an insipid 0-0 draw at Ayr United, Gus MacPherson's attention now shifts towards the league's surprise package- the high-flying part-timers of Arbroath. With home form that has yielded a solitary point from nine, against bottom-dogs Dunfermline on the opening day, it's fair to say it's a game worthy of approaching with a bit of trepidation against

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Match Preview - Ayr United vs Morton (25th September)

Ayr United vs Morton – Match Preview by Dean McKinnon. Morton travel to Ayrshire for the second time this month to face an Ayr United, with the Sinclair Street side seeking their first league win in five matches. Gus MacPherson’s side have fell to Queen of the South, Partick, Kilmarnock and Raith Rovers in succession and will be targeting three points against a newly rejuvinated Ayr United side under the management of former Morton gaffer Jim Duffy. Injury News MacPherson wi

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Match Preview - Morton vs Raith Rovers (18th September)

Morton vs Raith Rovers - Match Preview by Dean McKinnon. Morton welcome Raith Rovers to Cappielow tomorrow, attempting to claim their first point in four Championship matches. Gus MacPherson’s side will look to bounce back from successive defeats in the hands of Queen of the South, Partick Thistle and Kilmarnock against a Raith Rovers side that have stuttered so far this season. John McGlynn’s side were standouts last season, finishing 3rd behind promoted sides Hearts and Dundee, and w

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Match Preview - Kilmarnock vs Morton (11th September)

Kilmarnock vs Morton – Match Preview by Dean McKinnon Gus MacPherson’s side travel down the coast tomorrow for the first league meeting between Morton and Kilmarnock since the 1992/93 season – when Gus MacPherson was playing for the Ayrshire side. Looking to improve upon an incredibly disappointing performance and result at Partick Thistle a fortnight ago, the Cappielow side will take confidence from the 1-1 draw against tomorrow’s opponents in this season’s League Cup group stages.

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Match Preview - Partick Thistle vs Morton (Championship 28th August)

Partick Thistle vs Morton – Match Preview by Dean McKinnon. Morton take a short trip along the M8 on Saturday to Maryhill to face Championship new boys Partick Thistle. The Glasgow side, who pipped eventual playoff finalists Airdrieonians to the Leaugue One title by two points last season, will look to continue their impressive goalscoring form and remain as top goalscorers in the second tier so far this season. With Morton sitting closely behind Partick as joint second top goalscorers

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Match Preview - Morton vs QOTS (Championship 21st August)

Morton vs Queen of the South – Match Preview by Dean McKinnon Morton square off against familiar foes Queen of the South on Saturday, looking to build on their two impressive Championship results thus far. An opening day draw against Dunfermline followed by a remarkable away win to Hamilton leaves The Ton sitting four points ahead of the visitors, who have yet to claim their first league points of the season. With manager Gus MacPherson stating that his squad were four quality players

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Match Preview - Hamilton vs Morton (Championship 7th August)

Hamilton vs Morton – Match Preview by Dean McKinnon. 522 days. It’s been one year, five months and four days since Morton supporters were able to cheer on their team away from home. Three hundred fans will make their way to Lanarkshire hoping that Gus MacPherson’s men can pick up their first Championship win of the season. New Douglas Park has never been the most attractive away trip for Ton fans, nor has it proven a happy hunting ground historically for the Greenock side. That said, g

Match Preview - Morton vs Dunfermline (Championship 31st July)

Morton vs Dunfermline – Match Preview by Dean McKinnon Familiar is not a word we’ve used particularly often in the last eighteen months or so, having been replaced with the word unprecedented. Cappielow on Saturday will have a foot in both camps as the age-old anticipation of the start of a league campaign meets restrictions imposed to combat the spread of COVID. Face masks, staggered entry times and social distancing are unfamiliar requirements to observe our national sport, however t

Match Preview - Airdrieonians vs Morton (Playoff Final 18th/21st May)

Airdrieonians vs Morton – Match Preview by Dean McKinnon. It’s the last chance saloon for Morton. The Cappielow side must best Airdrieonians over a minimum of 180 minutes as both sides battle it out to secure the last available Championship berth next season. The League One side will host their Championship counterparts on Tuesday night at The Excelsior Stadium, with Cappielow playing host to the second leg on Friday night in front of the BBC Scotland cameras. These matches will also b

Match Preview - Montrose vs Morton (Championship Playoff Semi Final)

Montrose vs Morton – Match Preview by Dean McKinnon After Friday’s disappointing stalemate against Arbroath, it was confirmed that Morton would be the Championship’s representatives in the relegation playoffs. The 0-0 draw encapsulated The Ton’s season thus far, with a lack of attacking prowess handicapping the Greenock side as they failed to register a single shot on target in the ninety minutes. MacPherson will be forced into changing his defensive setup as club captain Sean McGinty

Match Preview - Arbroath vs Morton (Championship 30th April)

Scott Bannerman. Brian Wake. Carlo Monti. Greg Kiltie. Charlie Telfer. Among the nerves and pessimism surrounding this evening’s relegation shootout, there is an opportunity for someone to place their name among those who have stepped up when the club has needed them most. Morton and Ayr both have 28 points to their name, with Arbroath boasting one more point, sitting on 29. With David Hopkin’s side taking on an Inverness side with nothing to play for, Morton’s task sounds simple on paper. It’s

Match Preview - Morton vs Alloa (Championship 24th April)

Morton vs Alloa – Match Preview by Dean McKinnon 6th QOTS – 31 points (GD -11) 7th Arbroath – 29 points (GD -5) 8th Ayr – 27 points (GD -6) 9th Morton – 27 points (GD -11) Morton vs Alloa. Ayr vs QOTS. Dunfermline vs Arbroath. I’ve attempted to compose the opening paragraph of this week’s match preview a few times, however a quick glance towards the Championship table gives far more context than my meek scribing could ever provide. With two fixtures left in the

Morton vs Hearts Match Preview (Championship 20th April)

Hearts vs Morton – Match Preview by Russell Gordon/Dean McKinnon. Morton run out in front of the TV cameras tomorrow to host newly crowned Champions Hearts with far more on their minds than applauding the achievement of their visitors. With the business end of the season well and truly here, and realistically a three-way race to avoid ninth place and a play-off berth to avoid the drop between ourselves, Arbroath and David Hopkin's Ayr United, a point, or even a win would provide a mass
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