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    Inverness CT -V- Morton - Preview

    Ton of trouble


    After last weeks sobering experience at the hands of Partick Thistle, Dougie Imrie's Morton head North looking to pose more problems for Inverness. It's a 3:00pm kick-off on Saturday with both clubs sitting on five points after four games, three behind early pace setters Ayr United. Our squad were somewhat depleted last weekend and there's no sign of much improvement on the injury front. We are a bit thin on defensive cover, especially down the right, but that's nothing new. We have only had a couple of years to sort that one out.




    Venue - H2H v Morton Pld Won Drn Lst For Agst + / -
    Home 19 12 4 3 46 17 +29
    Away 17 10 3 4 35 19 +16
    Neutral 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Total 36 22 7 7 81 36 +45

    Head 2 Head results show that we have lost only three times at home to Morton in nineteen games, although the most recent was a 1-0 defeat at the Caledonian Stadium last season. That was a hard one to get your head round considering we had thumped them 6-1 in the previous league game at Cappielow before Xmas, our biggest ever win over Morton. It also coincided with a massive dip in fortunes when we never won a game for an eternity, possibly costing us automatic promotion. Overall the stats are heavily in our favour with a plus 45 goal difference.

    Last 10 Competitive Meetings v Morton. (click on scores to view more)
    1 - 0
    0 - 1
    6 - 1
    1 - 1
    1 - 1
    2 - 0
    4 - 1
    0 - 1
    2 - 2
    3 - 2
    Biggest Victories
    Dec 11th, 2021 League (Championship) (A) 6 - 1
    Aug 30th, 2019 League (H) 5 - 0
    Heaviest Defeats
    Nov 12th, 1999 League (A) 1 - 5


    Ayr United19:45Dundee


    Hamilton v Arbroath

    Inverness v Morton    

    Partick v Rovers

    Queen's v Cove    

    The season so far

    Morton started their campaign at New Douglas Park with a 1-1 draw against Hamilton. That was followed by a 1-0 home win over Cove Rangers thanks to a Jai Quitongo strike then a defeat by Raith Rovers, going down 2-1 at Starks Park. Last week was a massive game for them with a no scoring draw against title favourites Dundee at Cappielow, Robbie Muirhead hitting the post with a late flick on target.

    After mediocre early draws culminating in a 4-1 beating of Cove, we got a rude awakening last Friday night when an error strewn defensive display saw us hammered 4-1 on the telly at Firhill. George Oakley got the definitive consolation goal, probably more than we deserved. We will need better if we want to get into the top four in what will be a tight division. 

    Dodds no happy after Partick Pumping...

    Latest Team News

    Sutherland and Walsh are long term absentees. Sean Welsh and Max Ram are recovering. Carson and Duffy are nursing injuries and Danny Devine missed out at Partick as he struggles for fitness. Prove me wrong Billy, but my money is team lines similar to Partick away!



    Eric's Morton Movers (and there's plenty)

    Manager Dougie Imrie reshaped his squad after the summer break.

    Out go both keepers, Jack Hamilton in a move to Livingston and Joshua Bysouth currently without a club.

    Backs released: Jamie Brandon end of loan deal. Oisin McEntee end of loan from Newcastle FC Brian McLean moves to Clyde, and Mark Russell on a free move to Galway United.

    Imrie appears to have kept faith in the majority of his midfield.

    Kyle Jacobs sent out on loan to Edinburgh FC, Iain Wilson off to QOS and on loan Tom Allan returns to parent club Newcastle

    Up front only Robbie Muirhead remains from last seasons strike force.

    The following players have left: Gavin Reilly end of loan from Livingston. Gary Oliver joined Falkirk, Gozie Ugwu released no club and Alexander Easdale centre forward has retired at the tender age of 22 to take up a position in the family business.

    New faces at Cappielow.

    Between the sticks the manager has handed the No. 1 jersey to the American born Brian Schwake who at 21 years of age arrive on a season loan from Livingston. Back up keeper is a another young player in 19 year old Lawton Green, a New Zealander previously with Motherwell B.

    Centre backs Darragh O'Connor from Motherwell and Jack Baird last couple of seasons at Ayr United. Carlo Pignatiello a right back comes in from Livingston FC

    Robbie Crawford, midfielder from Partick Thistle, also in the middle of the park we have Grant Gillespie from Queens Park FC and he has been handed captaincy of the team.

    Up front on loan from Livingston is Jaze Kabia a right winger and in on a free from Queens Park is centre forward Jai Quitongo who is incidentally son of Jose Quitongo who had a long career with numerous clubs in Scotland.

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    Just renewed a season ticket after the relegation into the 2nd division. Thinking was we would be ready to come out of the wilderness! 
    3 home games in and sorry to say after todays trash I can only see a fight to survive in this league. This team with this management are heading nowhere.   Going to be a lonnnng winter!! 

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