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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 - Raith Rovers vs Morton (13th August)

Raith Rovers vs Morton – Match Preview by Dean McKinnon. Morton are back on the road as the Championship starts to hit its stride. Dougie Imrie’s men, fresh from claiming their first victory of the campaign against Cove Rangers last week, will look to repeat their final victory of the 2021/22 campaign this time around at Starks Park. Photo - GBR Photographs. Squad Update  With the return of Alan Lithgow to competitive action last week, entering the fray to shore u

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Match Preview - Morton vs Cove Rangers (6th August)

Morton v Cove Rangers – Match Preview by Russell Gordon. After Saturday’s opening day draw at Hamilton, Morton welcome Cove Rangers to Cappielow for their first ever visit to Greenock, following the Aberdeen club’s recent promotion as champions of League One. Unfortunately, due to a revision in the rules regarding streaming, the service is only available to users outside the UK and Ireland. The link is available here. Photo - GBR Photographs. Squad News With A

Match Preview - Hamilton vs Morton (30th July)

Hamilton vs Morton – Match Preview by Dean McKinnon The Championship season kicks off tomorrow with Dougie Imrie’s Morton side travelling to Imrie’s old stomping ground. Imrie, who served tomorrow’s hosts with distinction as both a player and a coach, will lead the visitors out tomorrow in the realistic knowledge that both his current club and his former club face a season of attempting to avoid the Championship basement. With news that potential investment into Greenock Morton fell th

Match Preview - Morton vs Bonnyrigg Rose (23rd July)

Morton vs Bonnyrigg Rose – Match Preview by Dean McKinnon. Morton’s League Cup qualification hopes are looking far more positive than they were at tea time on Saturday. The loyal Morton fans who travelled to Leith were rewarded with an impressive performance and result in the Capital midweek, with The Ton winning on penalties following a 1-1 draw. News broke on Thursday that Hibs defender Rocky Bushiri should have been serving a one-match suspension following two bookings in previous L

Match Preview - Hibs vs Morton (20th July)

Hibs vs Morton – Match Preview by Dean McKinnon With Morton’s early elimination from this season’s League Cup all but confirmed, Dougie Imrie’s side head through to the capital to face off against Hibs. In the wake of taking one point from six against League One sides Falkirk and Clyde, The Ton are now relying on winning their remaining two fixtures, and some very favourable results elsewhere, if they have any chance of progressing to the Second Round of the competition. Pho

Match Preview - Clyde vs Morton (16th July)

Clyde vs Morton – Match Preview by Dean McKinnon There will be a touch of the familiar for Dougie Imrie as he leads his Morton side on Saturday. Imrie will face Clyde, whom he represented for two years as a player, in the stadium in which he played more than any other. Saturday’s showdown against an already eliminated Clyde should be an opportunity for The Ton to limber up for their trip to Easter Road next midweek, which has become a must-win encounter thanks in no small part to Leagu

Match Preview - Morton vs Falkirk (9th July)

Morton v Falkirk Preview Photo - GBR Photographs.  After a close season lasting a mere nine weeks, Morton return to competitive action tomorrow, with a home tie in the Premier Sports League Cup groups stages with League One minnows, Falkirk. Whilst the local businesses in the Falkirk and Grangemouth area are putting up their bunting and good luck posters, and the fans are waving their heroes off and travelling down in their hordes for their big day out at a Championship ground, M

Match Preview - Arbroath vs Morton (29th April)

Arbroath vs Morton – Match Preview by Dean McKinnon. Morton head north to take on high-flying Arbroath as the curtain falls on the 2021/22 season. Dougie Imrie’s nineteenth game in charge will mark the end of a season in which the former Morton player’s impact cannot be understated. Imrie has hauled a Ton side seemingly doomed to relegation under the tutelage of Gus MacPherson to Championship survival with room to spare. The man who scored the Greenock side’s most famous goal of this m

Match Preview - Morton vs Inverness (23rd April)

Morton v Inverness Caledonian Thistle - Match Preview by Russell Gordon. The penultimate round of the Championship’s regular season, and Morton’s final home game sees Billy Dodds’ Inverness coming down the A9 to slum it at Cappielow for a third time this season. With the Highlanders guaranteed a place in the promotion play-offs, Morton still require a solitary point, or for either Ayr United or Dunfermline to drop against Partick and Queen of the South respectively to secure our own pl

Match Preview - Morton vs Hamilton (16th April)

Morton v Hamilton- Match Preview by Russell Gordon. An afternoon of celebration awaits at Cappielow as Morton mark the 100th anniversary of our Scottish Cup win with the visit of Hamilton Accies. But there is also a job to be done, with the hosts requiring only a point to secure their Championship status for another year, whilst Accies require a win to do likewise. After Morton’s exorcising of the Stark’s Park ghost last weekend, both sides will also be eyeing Raith Rovers’ trip to Fir

Match Preview - Raith Rovers vs Morton (9th April)

Raith Rovers v Morton - Match Preview by Russell Gordon. It’s football for a fiver in Fife again as Morton visit the Kingdom for their penultimate away trip of the campaign to face newly crowned SPFL Trust Challenge Cup winners, Raith Rovers. With a place in the promotion play-offs probably out of reach by this stage for Morton, the focus will be on collecting three points to rid us of any lingering relegation fears, which weren’t helped by the Rovers’ capitulation to Dunfermline in th

Match Preview - Morton vs Kilmarnock (1st April)

Morton vs Kilmarnock – Match Preview by Russell Gordon. The TV cameras again rock up in Greenock tonight with Morton welcoming BBC Scotland and league leaders Kilmarnock to Cappielow as the Championship title race heads into its final straight, and the hosts look to finally dispel any lingering fears of relegation and a season of slumming it with wee Falkirk. For those who can’t make Cappielow on Friday, should you prefer the dulcet tones of Gerry and Andy to Michael Stewart and J

Match Preview - Morton vs Ayr United (26th March)

Morton vs Ayr United – Match Preview by Dean McKinnon and Craig Dunning Sixth place Morton will look to all but confirm Championship football in Inverclyde next season as they welcome eighth place Ayr United to Cappielow. Manager Dougie Imrie will be a welcome addition to the Cappielow dugout tomorrow for the first time since The Ton’s 2-1 win over Queen of the South, having now served his six-match touchline ban handed down for historic betting breaches. The Ton will be hoping the gaf

Match Preview - Dunfermline vs Morton (19th March)

Dunfermline vs Morton – Match Preview by Dean McKinnon. Dougie Imrie’s men head to the ‘Kingdom of Fife’ this evening in the knowledge that one more win should guarantee that Championship football will return to Inverclyde next season. Late goals from Gavin Reilly and Robbie Muirhead secured an empathic win for the Sinclair Street side against Partick last Saturday, sparking wild celebrations inside Cappielow. Ton fans could be forgiven for hypothesising that one more win, either again

Match Preview - Morton vs Partick Thistle (12th March)

Morton vs Partick Thistle – Match Preview by Russell Gordon After a rare weekend of disappointment, Morton have spent the week dusting themselves down in preparation for the visit of Partick Thistle. With the Jags in action on their quagmire of a Firhill pitch- doing us a favour by taking all three points over our conquerors of last weekend, Queen of the South, by a single goal, it’s hoped that those exertions could give Morton an advantage heading into the game against a side that sti

Match Preview - Queen of the South vs Morton (5th March)

Queen of the South vs Morton – Match Preview by Dean McKinnon. At a time where the Cowshed faithful would be forgiven for looking up the table rather than down, Morton will look to leave Dumfries with a victory for the first time this season. Dougie Imrie’s side will take confidence from their last victory over the Championship basement side, coming less than a month ago at Cappielow, as The Ton scored two goals in two minutes to overturn a one goal deficit and claim all three points.

Match Preview - Morton vs Arbroath (26th February)

Morton vs Arbroath – Match Preview by Russell Gordon. The irresistible force faces up to the immovable object on Saturday as the Championship's form team host the league leaders in a match-up which could have all the makings of a thriller- not something that has often been anticipated when these two have met in recent years. With Kilmarnock in hot pursuit by picking up maximum points from their last two games as leaders Arbroath were exiting the Scottish Cup at the hands of Hibernian a

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Match Preview - Partick Thistle vs Morton (22nd February)

Partick Thistle vs Morton – Match Preview by Dean McKinnon Morton will travel to Firhill this evening in a rearranged fixture following a festive call-off by the home side for an apparent waterlogged pitch. Dougie Imrie, who will serve the second match of a six-game touchline ban issued last week, will look to bounce back from his first league defeat in his new role. The Ton fell 1-0 to Imrie’s former side Hamilton on Saturday in a largely forgettable affair and will be looking to boun

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Match Preview - Hamilton vs Morton (19th February)

Hamilton vs Morton – Match Preview by Dean McKinnon. Dougie Imrie’s Morton side will visit the gaffer’s old stomping ground on Saturday as The Ton look to stretch their unbeaten record under their new gaffer to seven matches. The Championship’s form side have shot up the table under the tutelage of former Accies player Imrie, as the Sinclair Street side look to distance themselves from the bottom end of the Championship. Following last week’s pulsating 2-1 victory against Queen of the

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Match Preview - Morton vs QOTS (12th February)

Morton vs Queen of the South – Match Preview by Russell Gordon. Queen of the South visit Cappielow on Saturday for a fixture rearranged from Boxing Day in the wake of both clubs' exits from the Scottish Cup, and which most observers would look upon as the proverbial six-pointer, with eighth placed Morton sitting 5 points ahead of the Doonhamers, who prop up the table. It's fair to say that such a cushion offers Morton much more room to manoeuvre than it does our visitors, but this has

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Match Preview - Inverness vs Morton (5th February)

Inverness CT vs Morton – Match Preview by Russell Gordon. For a third time already this season, Morton head up the A9 for a visit to Inverness hoping to complete the set after a defeat and a draw at the Caledonian Stadium already this season. After Friday night's TV thriller against Raith Rovers, the 'Ton can go into the fixture with a degree of confidence that we don't often have when visiting what hasn't been a particularly happy hunting ground down the years. For those unable t

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Match Preview - Morton vs Raith Rovers

Morton vs Raith Rovers – Match Preview by Russell Gordon. Morton and Raith Rovers return to league duty at Cappielow in front of the BBC Scotland cameras tomorrow night after very different Scottish Cup experiences last weekend. Whilst Morton were heartbreakingly close to causing an upset against high flying Motherwell at Fir Park, the Fifers were easing through with the minimum of fuss against North Region Juniors, Banks O' Dee. With restrictions lifted, there are no limits on th

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Match Preview - Motherwell vs Morton

Motherwell vs Morton – Match Preview by Dean McKinnon. Dougie Imrie will take his new-look Morton side to lock horns with his old foes Motherwell. Imrie, who spent a total of seven seasons at The Steelmen’s rivals Hamilton, has taken seven points from his first three matches in the Sinclair Street dugout. Having taken a point away from promotion candidates Kilmarnock, followed by dismantling Dunfermline 5-0 at Cappielow, Imrie’s side showed their clinical side on Saturday, besting fell

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Match Preview - Ayr United vs Morton (15th January)

Ayr United vs Morton – Match Preview by Russell Gordon. What a difference a new manager and a couple of decent results makes. Two teams that have stunk out the Championship for the last couple of seasons are suddenly both going into Saturday's match at an eerie Somerset Park with a degree of optimism as the bounce at both clubs starts to take effect- a welcome change in Morton's case, certainly. With Government restrictions still keeping the crowd at a maximum of 500, there are no

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Match Preview - Morton vs Dunfermline (8th January)

Morton vs Dunfermline – Match Preview by Dean McKinnon. Morton will get back into the swing of things tomorrow after a less-than-hectic festive period. Dougie Imrie’s side were scheduled to face both Queen of the South and Partick Thistle on Boxing Day and 2nd January respectively, with both sides requesting postponements due to COVID-related issues. New manager Imrie will be officially welcomed to Cappielow by a reduced crowd of 500 and will be looking to this fixture as the perfect o

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