Morton vs Arbroath | Match Preview

MORTON versus Arbroath

cinch Championship

 Saturday 28 January 2023

Cappielow Park supported by Dalrada Technology

Kick-off 3pm

Important Match Information

Initially scheduled for January 2nd, we will now be holding the special pre-match ceremony to honour a Morton legend tomorrow afternoon!

The ceremony will take place around 2.45pm, and we kindly ask all supporters to make their way to the ground in plenty of time to help make this a special occasion.

Scene Setter

In a similar fashion to the last time these sides met, both come into the match following Scottish Cup ties. Morton come into this match on the back of a 5-0 defeat away to Scottish Champions Celtic whilst Arbroath exited the cup with a 2-0 defeat at home to Premiership side Motherwell.

In what will be the first home match at Cappielow Park supported by Dalrada Technology since November 2022, the Ton will look to get back to winning ways following a run of three defeats in all competitions to start the year. Despite the current start to the year, Morton remain just three points from the playoff spots with a game in hand and remain the best defensive side in the Championship.

Arbroath make the trip to Greenock on a run of one win, one draw and three losses in their last five matches but will be feeling confident with their recent record at Cappielow. A goal either side of half-time last time out between these sides saw a 1-1 draw at Gayfield Park with Lewis McGrattan grabbing the goal for Morton that day.

View from Dougie Imrie

Hear from Dougie Imrie as he discusses tomorrow’s match against Arbroath.

Morton Milestones and Significant Stats

9 – Robbie Muirhead remains the top scorer in all competitions this season with 9 goals.

22 – With 22 goals conceded this season, Morton still remain the strongest defence in the cinch Championship.

Current Connections

Morton player Carlo Pignatiello previously spent a short time on loan at Arbroath making just 4 appearances for The Red Lichties in the 2020/21 season.

Former Ton goalkeeper Derek Gaston will make another return to Greenock tomorrow afternoon. Derek spent 7 years at Morton and was part of the side that won the League One title in 2014/15.

Bobby Linn will also be returning to Cappielow to face off against his old side again. The winger had a short stint at Morton all the way back in 2007.

Head to Head

December 2022 – Arbroath 1 – 1 Morton (cinch Championship)
September 2022 – Morton 1 – 2 Arbroath (cinch Championship)
April 2022 – Arbroath 3 – 0 Morton (cinch Championship)
February 2022 – Morton 0 – 0 Arbroath (cinch Championship)
December 2021 – Arbroath 2 – 1 Morton (cinch Championship)

Recent Results

L Celtic (A) 5-0 (Scottish Cup Fourth Round)
L Hamilton (A) 1-0 (cinch Championship)
L Partick Thistle (A) 2-1 (cinch Championship)
D Raith Rovers (A) 2-2 (cinch Championship)
L Raith Rovers (A) 1-1 (4-2) (SPFL Trust Trophy)

L Motherwell (H) 0-2 (Scottish Cup Fourth Round)
D Ayr United (A) 2-2 (cinch Championship)
L Inverness C.T (H) 1-4 (cinch Championship)
W Dundee (A) 2-4 (cinch Championship)
L Queen’s Park (H) 1-4 (cinch Championship)

Last Line-Ups

Morton (v Celtic)

Schwake, Strapp, Baird, Ambrose, Grimshaw, Gillespie, Blues, Miller, Crawford, Quitongo, Muirhead

Arbroath (v Motherwell)

Gill, Hamilton, Little, O’Brien, Stewart, McKenna, Balde, Dow, Bitsindou, El-Mhanni, Adarkwa


Referee: Mike Roncone

Assistant one: Paul O’Neill

Assistant two: Steven Wilson

Ticket Info

Full ticket information for tomorrow’s match can be found HERE.

Adult – £22
Concession (Over 65s, 18-20-year-olds) – £16
12-17 Year Old – £12
Under 12 – £3