Match Preview v Morton (Away)

Tomorrow we travel to face Greenock Morton in the Championship.

It will be our second visit to Cappielow this season, the two sides already played out a competitive 2-2 draw in the opening game of the Betfred Cup in October. In that game, the hosts took a first-half lead through Sean McGinty, before Stephen Dobbie equalised in the second period. Aiden Nesbitt restored the tons lead, but Connor Shields’ first goal for the club levelled things up before we took home the bonus point with a 4-2 penalty shoot-out win.

After both having a tricky start to the season, the home side picked up an impressive 2-1 victory away to Dunfermline last week in their first match without David Hopkin at the helm, to move up to 6th in the table, six points ahead of Queens. The Ton are expected to almost be at full strength, with the exception of former Doonhamer, Kyle Jacobs who left East End Park in crutches at the weekend. Michael Ledger, who made a handful of appearances for Queens last season, could feature for the home side.

While Queens have struggled against Morton at Palmerston in recent years, our record at Cappielow is far better. The last six meetings between the two clubs at Cappielow, dating back to November 2017, have resulted in two wins for Queens, three draws and a solitary win for the hosts. The six games have yielded 19 goals in total, including a 3-3 draw last year. So far, Morton have an impressive home record this season, beating Queens Park, Ayr and Alloa, while only losing to Hearts since the 2-2 draw with us. Defensively, they have only conceded six goals at home this season, although Queens have scored in every away game so far.

Looking ahead to the game, Manager Allan Johnston said “There is no doubt that last week’s result was a sore one to take and it was a learning curve for a lot of our young squad. We shouldn’t be giving away the goals that we have been and need to defend better as a team. Defending isn’t just down to the defence, it’s the responsibility of all the players, we need to tighten up and get forward more.

Although there was a gulf at Tynecastle we know we have good players of our own. Players that on our day, are capable of competing against any team in the division. Every game in the Championship is as important as the other; we all know by now that there are no easy games in the division and that it is an unforgiving league.

Next up we have Morton one of the teams round about us. These are the games that we need to be winning. They will have the same thoughts so we need to make sure we go into the game with a positive attitude and show people that we are a far better side than the last two games”.

Fans are still not permitted to enter Cappielow but you can watch the game live on PPV. A stream of the game is available at £14 from

Kick off – 3pm