Morton

V

Raith Rovers

Cappielow

Saturday 1st October

 Kick off: 3.00pm  

Admission Information:

Adult – £18

Parent and Child – £18

Concession – £15

Child 5-12 years – £5

Under 5 years – free

Wheelchair users and carers enter via Main Gate in Sinclair Street. Entry will be via turnstiles at the Main gate in Sinclair Street. Away fans will seated in sections F and G of the Main Stand

Roadworks on M8/M73/M74 in Newhouse and Ballieston may cause delays and increased journey times if using Forth Road Bridge M8 to travel west.

Match Preview:

Raith Rovers got back to winning ways last Saturday with a 3-2 win over Dumbarton, and they’ll be hoping to make it two wins from two this weekend, against a Morton team who they are unbeaten against in nine consecutive meetings.

However, Morton have picked up two impressive wins in their last three fixtures, with two 2-1 successes against Dunfermline and Dundee United, while Jm Duffy has recently supplemented his squad with two new signings in the last few weeks.

Centre-half, Gavin Gunning was picked up after he left Dundee United last term, while midfielder, Andy Murdoch was signed after his release from Rangers.

The duo are the newest recruits to a squad which didn’t see too many new additions over the summer, with right back Michael Doyle joining from Kilmarnock, midfielder Caolan McAleer from Airdrie, ex-Hearts and Queen of the South forward Gary Oliver as well as former Cowdenbeath striker, Kudus Oyenuga.

The Greenock club’s midfield was boosted though by the loan acquisitions of Celtic pairing, Jamie Lindsay and Aidan Nesbitt.

The Cappielow club have embarked on an excellent run in the League Cup, where they’ve disposed of Premiership sides Kilmarnock and Hamilton, as well as fellow Championship team Dundee United in the quarter-finals. That run has rewarded them with a semi-final trip to Hampden Park, where they’ll face Aberdeen on October 22nd.

That exceptional cup form hasn’t yet translated into league wins however, with just one to date, leaving the ‘Ton in eighth position in the Championship, one point ahead of Dumbarton, and three clear of bottom club St. Mirren.

Raith took twelve points from twelve against Morton last term, and all by a single goal, winning 3-2 and 2-1 at Stark’s Park, while 2-1 and 1-0 triumphs were posted in Greenock.

It was the first time Rovers had completed a clean sweep over Morton since the 1988/89 Division One campaign, which saw each team play each other just three times. Despite that fine record, Morton would finish fifth in the table, with Rovers two spots behind in seventh.

Rovers excellent recent record in this fixture sees them with seven wins and two draws from their last ten meetings between the pair.

Saturday’s match referee will be Craig Charleston.

Head-to-head League Record at Cappielow:

Morton Wins: 32 | Raith Rovers Wins: 16 | Draws: 12

Morton Goals: 112 | Raith Rovers Goals: 58

Current Form:

Morton: L-L-L-W-W-L

Raith Rovers: W-D-L-L-L-W

Top Goal Scorers:

Morton: Jai Quotongo 5 | Tom O’Ware 4

Raith Rovers: Ross Callachan 3 | Declan McManus 3

Match Odds:

Morton: 9/5 | Raith Rovers: 11/8 | Draw: 13/5

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