Morton vs Cove Rangers | Match Preview

MORTON versus Cove Rangers

cinch Championship

 Saturday 25 February 2023

Cappielow Park supported by Dalrada Technology

Kick-off 3pm

Scene Setter

The Ton come into this match looking to end February unbeaten and make it three wins from three against Cove Rangers so far this season. With two wins and one draw this month, another win tomorrow afternoon would see Morton hit 40 points and equal their points total for all of last season.

The addition of Ali Crawford this afternoon will also give this Morton side a boost ahead of tomorrow’s game with the 31-year-old midfielder bringing more quality and depth as we get closer to the last quarter of the season.

Cove Rangers currently find themselves fighting at the bottom end of the table and will be travelling to Greenock tomorrow looking to pick up an important three points. Cove come into this match on the back of a draw at home against Arbroath and have one win in their last five matches.

In the two matches between Morton and Cove this season, the Ton have come away with three points on both occasions with the most recent game finishing 2-1 at the Balmoral stadium.

View from Dougie Imrie

Morton Milestones and Match Stats

10 – Robbie Muirhead remains the club’s top scorer this season with 10 goals in all competitions
9 – Morton have conceded just 9 goals at home this season, the lowest amount in the league so far.

Current Connections

Cove Rangers players Scott Fox and Jason Naismith act as the current connections in this fixture. Both players spent time on loan at Cappielow with Fox coming in as an emergency loan during the 2020/21 relegation play-off final.

Head to Head

November 2022 – Cove Rangers 1 – 2 Morton (cinch Championship)
August 2022 – Morton 1 – 0 Cove Rangers (cinch Championship)

Recent Results

W Dundee (H) 1-0 (cinch Championship)
W Queen’s Park (H) 3-2 (cinch Championship)
D Inverness C.T (A) 2-2 (cinch Championship)
L Arbroath (H) 1-2 (cinch Championship)
L Celtic (A) 5-0 (Scottish Cup Fourth Round)

Cove Rangers
D Arbroath (H) 1-1 (cinch Championship)
L Dundee (A) 3-0 (cinch Championship)
W Partick Thistle (A) 0-1 (cinch Championship)
L Ayr United (H) 0-3 (Scottish Cup)
L Ayr United (H) 0-5 (cinch Championship)

Last Line-Ups

Morton (v Dundee)

Schwake, Waters, O’Connor, Baird, Grimshaw, Pignatiello, Blues, McGrattan, Crawford, Quitongo, Oakley

Cove Rangers (v Arbroath)

Fox, Logan, Neill, Reynolds, Naismith, Vigurs, Scully, Virtanen, Toure, Bangala, Megginson


Referee: Steven Kirkland

Assistant one: Dougie Potter

Assistant two: Michael MacDermid

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