From The Office Of The Chairman

Extension to Early Bird Season Card Sales

Following some issues with our online purchasing system, we have taken the decision to extend our early-bird season card sales to the end of the month. My apologies to everyone who had difficulty making a purchase.

As you all know it has been a busy few weeks with Ray McKinnon and his backroom staff undergoing a baptism of fire as they look to build our new team for season 2018/19.

Putting together a team in a three-week period in time for pre-season is stressful enough but doing it with only four inherited players has clearly added to the challenge.

I am delighted to say that Ray has proved more than capable of the task, with Ray seeing the positives in being able to mould his own team.

The squad is certainly taking shape and while there are still a few positions to fill, we are all greatly impressed with the calibre of player that Ray has been able to attract to the club. The manager is confident of securing further impressive names to his squad in the coming days.

With pre-season training starting on Thursday, the Under-20s under the guidance of Derek Anderson and John Sutton have started back this week and, with the first-team fixtures announced today, the new season is well and truly upon us.

There is a real buzz of excitement around the club, which is great to see. We want to increase this atmosphere within the ground as well and that is why we introduced our early-bird season card offer of £199.

Unfortunately, we discovered additional problems with our on-line booking system which prevented supporters from purchasing and registering from smart phones or tablets.

We know from social media that a considerable number of supporters have not been able to take up our early-bird offer because of this.

This has been a huge frustration, but we can report that the majority of these problems are now behind us and while a season ticket purchase can now be completed successfully, there is still a bug over specific seat selections.

We would advise supporters to please click any seat and we will contact them and formalise seating choices. These issues, and a desire to offer affordable football to all our supporters, was behind our decision to extend the early-bird deadline.

The success of Greenock Morton is dependent on everyone involved in the club working together. Simply put, we need your support and I sincerely hope that those who were not able to purchase an early bird card will choose to come back.

We are a team, and if we respect, trust and look out for each other we can do great things. We look forward to seeing everyone at the start of the season to give our new team and our new manager our very best support. Together.

Crawford Rae