Match Preview v Morton (away)

After a break last weekend, we return to action tomorrow with a visit to Morton in the Championship. 

Travel to Greenock is a journey we’ve made several times, none more so than last season when we were there on three occasions.  We had a Betfred League cup tie that ended in a two all draw and two league games.   

In recent times our record hasn’t been too bad at Cappielow but that reversed last campaign with the home side claiming victories both times.  In December a double from Kalvin Orsi gave them a 2-0 win.  He also scored their goal at Palmerston in January, but goals from Ayo Obileye and Aidan Fitzpatrick earned us the three points that day (2-1).  On our last visit to Inverclyde, Gus MacPherson’s side were 2 – 1 winners, with Aidan Nesbitt opening the scoring.  That was cancelled out by Obileye just before half time, but former Queens frontman Gary Oliver scored the decisive winner on the hour mark.

Ahead of the game tomorrow manager Allan Johnston said “It hasn’t been ideal preparation for us ahead of such a massive game.  It was fortunate that we didn’t have a game last week as we have had a few Covid issues at the club which interrupted training.  Although some of the younger players are still self-isolating, I’m pleased that the others have been able to return, and they’ve had a bit of time to catch-up. 

In our last game, I thought the boys did well against Kilmarnock, there was a lot of positives.  It was just a lapse in concentration in the final minute that cost us, but that is something we will hopefully learn from.

Gus was the manager when I was at Queens as a player and I also played at St Mirren, his sides are always well organised, hard to beat and competitive.  I’ve watched them a few times recently and they’ve improved since last season, they’ve brought in decent players with Premier league experience. 

I think this is going to be the hardest season ever as clubs are all very similar, there is no weak teams.  It is going to be difficult to pick up wins and I can see there being a lot of draws.   

We can be pleased with our performances in the opening two games but the last thing you want to do is find yourself in a catch-up situation, we can’t afford the gap to get bigger. We want to keep ourselves in the mix, so we need to turn those performances into wins”.

An additional in vision preview with AJ is now available on QOS TV

As clubs are gradually opening more areas of their stadiums, away fans will be allowed into Cappielow tomorrow.  We have been informed that

  • Away fans will be housed in the main stand sections F&G.
  • Turnstiles open from 1.45 p.m.
  • Walk up tickets can be purchased from the adjacent ticket booth.
  • Masks will be required in all indoor areas including concourses and toilet blocks. This will be strictly enforced by stewards.

For supporters who aren’t travelling to Greenock but would like to watch the game, you can book a live stream for £14.

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The match has a 3pm kick off.