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

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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

Match Preview - Raith Rovers vs Morton (Championship 27th March)

Raith Rovers vs Morton – Match Preview by Dean McKinnon. Morton travel to Kirkaldy on Saturday hoping that the euphoria of Lewis Strapp’s winning penalty overpowers the physical strain caused by Tuesday night’s 120 minute stalemate. Gus MacPherson’s new look Morton side, who have changed their set up to a 3-4-2-1, have a new found defensive solidity and have attacked well in spells of matches against Queen of the South and Dunfermline. The new Morton gaffer will be hoping to avoid a re

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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - Motherwell vs Morton (Scottish Cup 16th April)

Motherwell vs Morton – Match Preview by Dean McKinnon Morton are tasked with overcoming Premiership opposition this evening in the Scottish Cup as The Ton aim to reach the Quarter Finals of our nation’s showpiece trophy for the first time since 2017/18. With the winner of the Stranraer vs Hibs clash awaiting the winner of this evening’s clash, and a crunch match against Hearts midweek, Gus MacPherson’s squad management will be key to Morton’s chances in the next two fixtures. Having be

Match Preview - Morton vs Raith Rovers (Championship 6th Feb)

Morton vs Raith - Match Preview by Dean McKinnon With the reduced Championship season reaching the half way point, Morton sit mid-table in sixth place. The Greenock side find themselves six points ahead of the relegation play-off spot and three points adrift of the final promotion play-off place. While this may sound like the comfortable, mid-table position that Morton fans called for heading into this season, The Ton have not won in six matches and find themselves focusing more on the

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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 - Morton vs QOTS (Championship 23rd Jan)

Queen of the South vs Morton – Match Preview by Dean McKinnon.   Morton travel down the M74 to face Queen of the South on Saturday, looking to continue their positive run of form and momentum generated in the wake of David Hopkin’s shock resignation. In the minutes preceding our last meeting with the Dumfries side, current Morton chairman Crawford Rae announced that interim manager Anton McElhone, with the assistance of senior players Chris Millar, Jim McAlister and Brian McLean,

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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 - Morton vs QOTS (Championship 20th March)

Morton vs Queen of the South – Match Preview by Dean McKinnon. Gus MacPherson’s Morton side will endeavour to take a massive step towards Championship survival on Saturday as they square off against Queen of the South. As the Championship moves towards its climax, and with every side outside the promotion play-off places having played twenty matches, The Ton find themselves in an incredibly perilous eighth place. Sitting only one point ahead of ninth place Arbroath, and as the league’s

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 - 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 - Morton vs Inverness (Championship 6th April)

Morton vs Inverness - Match Preview by Dean McKinnon It’s back to league business for The Ton tomorrow night in the first of five crunch matches as Gus MacPherson looks to retain Championship football at the Tale of the Bank for another season. Morton will look to improve upon a somewhat clunky and pedestrian performance against part time East Fife on Saturday, with The Ton being far from their best despite Robbie Muirhead’s curling effort securing a Fourth Round tie against Motherwell

Match Preview - Morton vs Inverness (Championship 27th Jan)

Morton vs Inverness Caledonian Thistle - Match Preview by Dean McKinnon Morton will head into Wednesday evening’s game looking to recover from Saturday’s frustrating 2-1 defeat in the hands of Queen of the South. The Ton fell short after a thumping header from Ayo Obileye and a mazy dribble and composed finish from Aidan Fitzpatrick condemned Morton to their first defeat under interim manager Anton McElhone. Morton pulled a goal back after Kalvin Orsi was in the right place at the righ

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Match Preview - Morton vs Inverness (Championship 13th Feb)

Morton vs Inverness - Match Preview by Dean McKinnon Morton travel to the Highlands on Saturday with the explicit aim of getting their season back on track. The mood around Cappielow is currently less than rosy after seven matches without a win. The squad appears bereft of midfield presence following the shock retirement of skipper Jim McAlister and are looking towards new loan signing Kazaiah Sterling to improve their goal haul. With a trip to the Highlands, followed by a trip to Tyne

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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 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 Dunfermline (Scottish Cup 23rd March)

Morton vs Dunfermline – Match Preview by Craig Dunning/Dean McKinnon. Ten days after the last meeting between the sides, Morton welcome Dunfermline to Cappielow for the Scottish Cup Second Round tie. which was originally scheduled for January before the suspension of the tournament. Morton will go into the game with confidence following their victory over Queen of the South on Saturday, while Dunfermline suffered a 1-0 victory at home to Queen of the South. An away tie with East F

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 - Morton vs Dundee (Championship 27th Feb)

Morton vs Dundee – Match Preview by Dean McKinnon Morton head into Saturday’s match looking to continue the momentum generated by an excellent performance and result at Tynecastle last week. Craig McGuffie’s outstanding strike from the edge of the box gave The Ton the lead after fifty-three minutes, with a header from Jamie Walker securing a share of the spoils for both sides. Anton McElhone freshened his side up, lining up in a 4-3-3 and reintroducing Kyle Jacobs in the heart of midfi

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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 - Morton vs Ayr (Championship 6th March)

Morton vs Ayr United – Match Preview by Dean McKinnon. It’s crunch time at Cappielow. Saturday’s match is arguably the most important match of the season thus far. It’s eighth against ninth, with both teams only recording one win in their previous ten matches. Morton will take the positives from back-to-back draws against Hearts and Dundee, however the predicament of nine league matches without a win will still weigh heavily on the mind of Anton McElhone and his squad. The shift t

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

Morton vs Arbroath - Match Preview by Dean McKinnon Morton head into Saturday’s match against Arbroath looking to continue the momentum generated by a positive second half performance against Inverness on Wednesday evening. The Ton trailed 2-1 at half time, also having Rabin Omar dismissed for two bookable offences inside the first half hour of the match. Anton McElhone’s side rallied in the second half, exemplified by intelligent striker play from Gary Oliver. He received the ball wit

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