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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 - 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 - 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 - Hearts vs Morton (Championship 20th Feb)

Hearts vs Morton – Match Preview by Dean McKinnon. Morton travel to the capital on Saturday for their visit competitive visit to Tynecastle in thirty-two years. The previous encounter, a Premier League match in 1988, saw Allan McGraw lead his Morton side to a 2-0 defeat. Morton’s last win at Tynecastle takes us all the way back to 1984, as The Ton ran out 2-1 winners on the day with goals from Dougie Robertson and Alex O’Hara. This Morton side featured club legends such as Jim Holmes a

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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

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 - 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 - 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 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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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 - 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 - 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 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 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 - Dunfermline vs Morton (Championship 13th March)

Dunfermline vs Morton – Match Preview by Dean McKinnon. Morton travel over the Kincardine Bridge on Saturday to face Dunfermline with a spring in their step following the win over Inverness midweek, along with having a new face in the dugout. Former St Mirren, Queen of the South and Queens Park manager Gus MacPherson was announced on Wednesday night, agreeing to take the reigns from Anton McElhone until the end of the season. The squad will head into Saturday’s match on a high aft

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 - Dundee vs Morton (Championship 10th April)

Dundee vs Morton - Match Preview by Dean McKinnon. Morton travel to Dens Park tomorrow with a clear mantra - win two of the remaining four games. With the Championship relegation battle on a knife edge, and a change of ownership on the horizon, the stakes have never been higher for the Cappielow side. The Ton will look to recover from the Nikolai Todorov inspired mauling on Tuesday night in the hands of Inverness and attempt to lay a glove on a Dundee side that appear to be peaking at

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 - 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 - 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 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 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 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 - 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 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 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
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