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Here we go again...

Time to bounce back with a win and boost morale and confidence that we can put a decent run together.

Welsh will be missing and Doran is a doubt, so our squad is getting stretched.

Time to see what McDonald can do, with MacGregor slotting in beside Allardice?

The club’s preview:



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4 hours ago, Kingsmills said:

No excuses, no matter how poor the dressing room facilities, we must beat a poor Morton side at the third time of asking.

Morton’s home record is dire (5 points from 5 draws in 8 games this season so far, and no home league win since 20 March) which makes our failure on Tuesday even worse.

However, our away form is the poorest of the top five.

Regardless, we cannot hide behind the facilities, we need to do our talking on the pitch.

Like IBM, I can’t watch the livestream tomorrow so will be keeping an eye on the BBC Sport app and this site.

Enjoy the trip Lizi: hope your rattle inspires the guys to put in a great performance!

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Shoot me down in flames as usual, but is this the time to play a 3-5-2 formation? Broadfoot, Devine and Deas at the back with Carson and Harper as wing backs? MacGregor, Allardice and MacDonald in the middle with Sutherland and McKay up front? 

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Back to the Championship 


As if we have not played Morton often enough over the last few weeks we have to play them again on Saturday, the fourth meeting already this season. However, this is infinitely more important than the last couple of 1-1 draws. It's back to the Championship on Saturday and a chance to atone for dropping out of the Scottish Cup to Morton after a penalty shoot-out defeat. 

Tuesday's replay ended level after ninety minutes with Muirhead and Devine scoring within the ninety minutes. However, after Danny saw his spot kick saved, Gary Oliver netted his to send Morton through to face Motherwell in the next round and left Inverness to concentrate solely on the Championship. That game was the result of a previous draw in Inverness, Mckay and Reilly sending the tie to a replay. The first meeting this season was a Championship encounter at the Caledonian Stadium with Inverness getting the better of a stubborn Morton, easing to a 2-0 win thanks to goals from Billy Mckay and Mi***** Ga*****.


Last 10 Competitive Meetings
1 - 1
1 - 1
2 - 0
4 - 1
0 - 1
2 - 2
3 - 2
1 - 2
3 - 1
5 - 0
Venue Head 2 Head Pld Won Drn Lst For Agst + / -
Home 18 12 4 2 46 16 +30
Away 15 8 3 4 28 18 +10
Neutral 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 33 20 7 6 74 34 +40
Pos Team Pld W D L F A Pts
1. Inverness CT 16 9 4 3 19 11 31
2. Raith Rovers 16 8 6 2 26 16 30
3. Kilmarnock 16 9 2 5 20 10 29
4. Partick Thistle 16 8 4 4 29 14 28
5. Arbroath 16 7 7 2 26 13 28
6. Hamilton Ac. 16 4 4 8 14 29 16
7. Ayr United 16 3 5 8 15 28 14
8. Morton 16 2 7 7 14 22 13
9. Dunfermline 16 2 7 7 15 25 13
10. Q.O.S. 16 3 4 9 13 23 13

As the table shows, we are at opposite ends, but based on the cup games there's little to choose between the sides. Thanks to results after our 1-0 win over Killie on the Friday night, we now sit on top of the pile with some interesting encounters coming up this weekend.

Friday 10th December

Ayr United v Hamilton

Saturday 11th December

Dunfermline v Queens

Partick Thistle v Arbroath

Raith Rovers v Killie fc

They say familiarity breeds contempt, it also affords the opportunity for both clubs to cancel each other out. That's what has happened over the last couple of games against Morton and it's going to take a bit of inventive creativity to unlock either defence, or perish the thought, a blunder in defence. Whatever the case, let's hope for a bit more energy across the pitch. 

And hopefully Morton have brought the away changing room up to standard after Billy Dodds made public his concern over the state of them in his condemnation of their fit for purpose suitability.

Latest Team News

Sean Welsh will be out for a couple of weeks after coming off early in the Cup replay, so there's a change already. Aaron Doran will possibly miss out as he has been struggling to recover. Manny Duku was on the bench on Tuesday, maybe we will see a return of the awkward gangly style that confuses him as much as the defenders.



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Robbo on the radio (not at our game but covering County’s game for Radio Scotland) said that Morton have given us their gym rather than the portacabin and broken generator.

Also a lot of concern from him (and others) regarding the Scot Gov’s new “draconian” Covid measures and the risk of us losing flatsharing players or even the entire squad to 10 days isolation if anyone gets omicron, which is only a matter of time.

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