Match Preview | Inverness C.T.

Scottish Championship
Saturday 26 December 2020
Cappielow Park
Kick-off 3pm

by Brendan McEleny

Scene Setter

It’s a Boxing Day spectacular as Morton welcome Inverness Caledonian Thistle to Cappielow Park on Saturday in the Scottish Championship.

The Sinclair Street side’s recent hard work and positive performances have catapulted them into third place in the league table and interim manager Anton McElhone will be hoping his players can continue their  run of good form and record their third win in a row on Saturday.

A Kalvin Orsi double gave the Ton a solid 2-0 victory at Cappielow last week against Queen of the South and a repeat performance against Inverness would be the perfect way to mark the final game of the year on home soil.

For John Robertson’s Inverness, they make the long journey to Greenock after losing 2-1 to Alloa Athletic last Saturday and the Caley Jags will be hoping to put a dampener on any festive cheer being spread at Cappielow by coming home with all three points.

Morton Milestones & Significant Stats

5 – Goalkeeper Aidan McAdams recorded his fifth clean sheet of the season in last week’s 2-0 win against Queen of the South

8 – It has been eight years since Morton last played a competitive fixture on Boxing Day with the last being the 2-1 victory against Partick Thistle at Firhill in 2012.

12 – The Ton have scored 12 goals in all competitions so far this season.

Head to Head

Fri 30 Aug 2019: Inverness 5-0 Morton (Ladbrokes Championship)

Sat 7 Sep 2019: Inverness 3-1 Morton (Tunnock’s Wafer Challenge Cup)

Sat 26 Oct 2019: Morton 2-1 Inverness (Ladbrokes Championship)

Tue 3 Mar 2020: Inverness 3-2 Morton (Ladbrokes Championship)

Last Time Round

A last minute winner from Nikolay Todorov denied the Ton of a vital point back in March as the Greenock side lost 3-2 in the Highlands.

David Hopkin’s side came from behind twice with goals from Aidan Nesbitt and Reece Lyon in the second half however it was the Bulgarian forward Todorov who provided the sucker punch and ensure all three points for his team right at the very end of the game.


Referee: Peter Stuart
Assistant 1: Dougie Potter
Assistant 2: Michael MacDermid

‘TonTV Streaming Information 

Tomorrow’s game will be available to watch live for £14 on ‘TonTV.

Supporters are asked to purchase in advance where possible to avoid any excessive online traffic before the coverage starts at 2.45pm.

Season ticket holders can view the game using the access codes that have been provided to them via e-mail or post.

Once logged onto the shop website, add the match to your basket and use your pass code in the section that says “apply coupon”.

In accordance with SFA guidelines and under advisement from Scottish Police, we respectfully ask that no supporter attempts to access a view of games from the car park adjacent to the stadium. To do so would put the Club in a hazardous position and may prompt action detrimental to the interests of the club.

Image: Gary Bradley