MATCH PREVIEW: Queen of the South

MATCH PREVIEW: Queen of the South

 

 MORTON versus Queen of the South

Saturday 8 February 2020

Cappielow Park, Greenock

Kick-off 3pm

by Ewan Boyle

Scene Setter

After its postponement in the middle of December, the rescheduled game between Queen of the South and Morton is next on the cards for the Ton as Queens are welcomed down to Cappielow for this Ladbrokes Championship fixture.

With their unbeaten league run in 2020 continuing into February and the Ton 4 points away from the playoffs, the game on Saturday is set to be a cracker for all involved as the league begins to heat up.

It could be the 100th appearance of Bob McHugh on Saturday at Cappielow as the striker is hopeful for a landmark occasion ahead of the match.

After Sean McGinty’s debut on Saturday against Dundee, it could be the opportunity for new Craig McGuffie to wear the blue and white hoops for the first time since joining the club in the January transfer window.

Morton could potentially go one point away from the playoff positions with a victory against Queens at Cappielow as they hope to continue their good form with a win.

Head to Head

Tue 26 Feb 2019: Morton 1-0 Queen of the South (Ladbrokes Championship)

Sat 6 Apr 2019: Queen of the South 1-1 Morton (Ladbrokes Championship)

Sat 27 July 2019: Morton 3-3 Queen of the South (Betfred Cup)

Sat 14 Sep 2019: Queen of the South 1-0 Morton (Ladbrokes Championship)

Last Time Round

It was not to be in our previous fixture against Queen of the South as the Ton fell to a 1-0 defeat away to Queen of the South after a courageous second half effort.

The Doonhamers broke the deadlock on 17 minutes when El Bakhtaoui’s shot at the edge of the box trickled past Danny Rogers and gave the home team the lead at Palmerston.

A magnificent save from Robby McCrorie denied Nicky Cadden’s effort on 70 minutes as Cadden found space for himself at the left side of the box around 18 yards out but his shot was palmed away from the danger area.

But despite continued pressure from the Ton, they were unable to get the equaliser in which they desired at Palmerston Park.

Gaffer’s Thoughts

“I’m absolutely over the moon to get Kris Doolan over the line. You can tell he’s a top quality player with his first touches and his finishing is just brilliant to watch when we were in training this week.

“The coaching work and the fitness work we’re doing is really showing on the pitch and the boys are showing a real desire to perform in every game we play.

“It’s going to be a tough game on Saturday but every game in this league is tough so as long as we stick to our game plan there’s no reason why we can’t get the win.

“As long as the boys perform as we all know they can then we should give it a right good effort to get the victory at Cappielow on Saturday.”

Officials

Referee: Colin Steven

Assistant one: Drew Kirkland

Assistant two: Ross Anderson

Fan File

Admission prices are:

Adult | Fan Card: £18, Ticket: £20
Concession (Over 65, Student, and Under 21s) | Fan Card: £13, Ticket: £15
Child (12 – 17)^ | Fan Card: £10, Ticket: £10
Child (Under-12)* | Fan Card: £1, Ticket: £1

^Proof of entitlement must be provided for concessionary tickets, while proof of age is required for children between 12 and 17 and those between 18 and 20.
*Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
Please note, prices apply irrespective of the day or time of purchase.

Supporters are asked to purchase in advance where possible in order to avoid excessive queues at the ticket office on a matchday.

Briefs can still be bought from the following outlets:

Smiths of Greenock – During opening hours, 9am – 5.30pm

Sinclair Street ticket office – Saturday matchdays from 12noon to 3pm

Tickets can also be purchased in advance online at www.gmfctickets.co.uk or by calling the club on 01475 723571. These can be collected at the ticket office on matchday.

All home fixtures are also available to be pre-loaded onto fan cards via Interstadia’s dedicated club website, www.gmfctickets.co.uk.

Children Under-12 Go Free With Season Card

Children Under-12 in possession of a season card attend all home league fixtures free of charge, and parents are encouraged to sign their kids up for the campaign if they have not already done so.

Those children without a season card will be required to purchase a physical match ticket with scannable barcode at a cost of £1.