Match Preview | Inverness C.T.


                          MORTON versus Inverness C.T.                            

Tuesday 16 April 2019
Cappielow Park, Greenock
Kick-off 7.45pm

Scene Setter

Morton host Inverness Caledonian Thistle under the floodlights at Cappielow Park this evening in the Ladbrokes Championship.

John Robertson’s Inverness travel to Greenock tonight on the back of their defeat to Heart of Midlothian in the Scottish Cup Semi-Final at the weekend.

The Ton, who slid down to 7th at the weekend due to Alloa picking up their fourth win in a row against Queen of the South, will be looking to return to 6th and closer to safety with a win tonight over Caley Thistle.

There is no doubt that tonight’s game is massively important therefore Jonatan Johansson will be urging his squad to do everything they can this evening to get a massive three points at this crucial stage of the season.

Team News

Denny Johnstone, Robert Thomson, Bob McHugh and Kerr Waddell all remain sidelined.

Defender Kerr Waddell, who has been injured for a few weeks now, is back at Dundee waiting to get an operation for a hernia and will miss the remainder of the season

Striker Bob McHugh is still recovering from a fracture he sustained back in February and will continue his rehab to hopefully return to the squad over the next few weeks.

Fellow front man Robert Thomson has been ruled out for the rest of the season as the striker has had trouble with a recurring problem and looks set for surgey in the coming weeks to get it sorted.

Long term absentee Denny Johnstone has been involved in light training sessions but looks doubtful in playing any involvement in the remaining games.

On the other hand, Michael Tidser has returned to full training after a short period out and could feature in tonight’s game.

Rory McKeown featured for the reserve squad against Hamilton yesterday and made the bench last week against Alloa and will be available for selection if needed.

Morton Milestones and Significant Stats

10 – Striker Bob McHugh is Morton’s top scorer this term with ten goals in 24 starts and six substitute appearances.

12 – Midfielder Michael Tidser is Morton’s top creator with 12 direct assists in 28 starts.

100 – Striker Gary Oliver made his 100th appearance for the club against Ayr United two weeks ago.

Head to Head

Sat 28 Apr 2018: Morton 0-3 Inverness C.T. (Ladbrokes Championship)

Sat 6 Oct 2018: Inverness C.T. 1-1 Morton (Ladbrokes Championship)

Sat 22 Dec 2018: Morton 1-2 Inverness C.T. (Ladbrokes Championship)

Sat 23 Feb 2019: Inverness C.T. 1-0 Morton (Ladbrokes Championship)

Last Time Round

Carl Tremarco’s early first half goal secured all three points for Inverness Caley Thistle back in February this year. It was another disappointing afternoon on the road for the Ton, and the narrow defeat saw Dunfermline leapfrog them into sixth place in the table.

The home side produced the first major chance of the game. A neat passing move played McDonald into the box, but the ball was diverted behind. From the resultant corner, Inverness skipper Carl Tremarco rose highest at the near post to open the scoring, glancing the ball home after 11 minutes.
After the break, Morton came out the traps the more eager of the two sides, however, it was Inverness who looked more like scoring. Sean Welsh displayed some fine play down the right in the 57th minute, before sending an inviting cross deep into the six-yard-box.
Tremarco rose highest at the far post, directing a downward header across goal with only Gregor Buchanan’s last-ditch clearance from under his own crossbar preventing the Caley Jags’ skipper’s second of the afternoon.
Both sides pushed to create chances in the final period with Welsh’s fine driving run releasing McCauley on the right in the 90th minute, but the winger’s low driven shot crept across goal and behind, much to the Ton’s relief.

Inverness held on in the closing moments, despite Morton throwing numerous long balls into the box, to see out the match and take all three points.


Referee: David Lowe

Assistant one: Paul O’Neill

Assistant two: George King

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: £5, Ticket: £5
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 – Tuesday matchdays from 5pm to 7.45pm

Tickets can also be purchased in advance online at 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,

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.

You can order or renew your child’s season ticket online by CLICKING HERE or by contacting club secretary Brendan McEleny on or calling 01475 723571.