MATCH PREVIEW: Queen of the South



        MORTON versus Queen of the South 

Betfred Cup

Saturday 27 July 2019
Cappielow Park, Greenock
Kick-off 3pm

Scene Setter

The hunt for qualification from Group E concludes on Saturday as Morton play their final group game against Queen of the South at Cappielow Park.

There is a real buzz around Cappielow Park in preparation for what is the final game before the Ladbrokes Championsip 2019/20 season kicks off and the Ton fans will be hoping for a successful day to set them up for the new season of football.

The gaffer has been gelling a team together since his appointment and will be hoping that the preparation and training that the players have gone through will shine in their performance against Queens.

Following their 5-0 victory at Galabank, Morton will be in high hopes ahead of the game knowing that a win will send them one step closer to a trip to Hampden Park with qualification into the last 16.

Providing results go in our favour, a draw followed by a win on penalties will also be suffice enough for qualification however David Hopkin will be feeling that he will want to get the job done to ensure that Morton qualify with ease meaning that a victory will be what is expected from the players.

Team News

Kalvin Orsi and Brendan Pearson are still out with their respective injuries and will not be included in the squad.

Brian McLean’s knock remains and he also joins the small list of injuries ahead of the game.

Current Connections

Former club captain Lee Kilday will be in the squad for Queen of the South as he returns to his old stomping ground in tomorrow’s Betfred Cup match. Kilday, who made over 150 appearances for the Sinclair Street side, departed the club at the end of last term following a successful five years at Cappielow which included a League One title victory.

Goalkeeper Robby McCrorie, who impressed during a loan spell from Rangers last season, will be between the sticks for the Dumfries outfit as the 21-year-old joined the Doonhammers on a season long loan the start of the season.

Striker Gary Oliver will also be available for selection in the Queen of the South line-up following his departure from the Ton in May. The former Hearts youth arrived at Cappielow in 2016 and made 104 appearances, scoring 16 goals during his time with the club.

Head to Head

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

Tue 30 Oct 2018: Queen of the South 1-2 Morton (Ladbrokes Championship)

Sat 4 August 2018: Morton 2-2 Queen of the South (Ladbrokes Championship)

Sat 14 Apr 2018: Morton 0-1 Queen of the South (Ladbrokes Championship)


Referee: Steven Kirkland

Assistant one: Graeme Leslie

Assistant two: Kevin Lindsay

Fan File

Admission prices are:

Adult | £12
Concession (Over 65, Student, and Under 21s) | £6

^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 12pm to 3pm

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,