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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 - Partick Thistle vs Morton (2nd January)

Partick Thistle vs Morton – Match Preview by Russell Gordon. As we leave 2021 and enter 2022, Dougie Imrie will look to build upon his solid start as Morton boss as they first foot Partick Thistle at Firhill. Imrie may well find that any hopes of that are scuppered by the weather however, with the Maryhill club already having announced a 10am pitch inspection ahead of Sunday's clash. With the weather forecast not looking terribly promising, and the Jags' previous home fixture aga

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Match Preview - Kilmarnock vs Morton (29th December)

Kilmarnock vs Morton – Match Preview by Dean McKinnon. Following the postponement of Saturday’s Boxing Day fixture against Queen of the South, Dougie Imrie’s managerial career will now commence at Rugby Park. Imrie, stepping away from his role as Head of Youth Development, has spoken assertively about the improvements that are needed if The Ton are to remain in the Championship this season. Photo - GBR Photographs. Squad Update With the January transfer window du

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Match Preview - Morton vs QOTS (26th December)

Morton vs Queen of the South – Match Preview by Dean McKinnon. The Lord giveth and the Lord taketh away. The excitement and galvanisation of the Morton support after news broke of Dougie Imrie’s return to Cappielow lasted less than 24 hours, as further COVID restrictions were announced. The ramifications of these measures mean that only five hundred of the Cowshed faithful will be present to welcome the new gaffer into his post. While tuning in to listen to the timeless patter of Andy

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Match Preview - Arbroath vs Morton (18th December)

Arbroath vs Morton – Match Preview by Russell Gordon. With no sign of movement on the managerial front, it's expected that Derek Anderson will again lead Morton as they look to make amends for last Saturday's debacle against Inverness when they travel up the east coast to face an Arbroath team that are hoping to go ten games undefeated and with more than one eye on a place in the promised land of next season's Premiership. Squad News Brian McLean is still likely to miss out f

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Match Preview - Morton vs Inverness (11th December)

Morton vs Inverness CT – Match Preview by Dean McKinnon Morton will once again square off against Inverness tomorrow, rounding off a trinity of contests in short succession. Morton triumphed midweek, with Gary Oliver’s penalty securing a Fourth Round Scottish Cup trip to Fir Park to face Motherwell. Interim manager Derek Anderson will look to secure a positive result for the Sinclair Street side, a week after Gus MacPherson was relieved of his duties following last week’s pulsating 2-2

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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

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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

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