Arbroath vs Greenock Morton – Match Preview




Arbroath vs Greenock Morton – Match Preview

Ladbrokes Championship – Game 27 – Season 2020 / 2021

Friday 30th April 2021, Gayfield Park, Arbroath, 7.45pm kick off

Arbroath return to Gayfield tonight for our final home match of this season’s 27 game Championship.

This is the biggest game of Arbroath’s season, but with their own future in their hands they know that a win or a draw means that they will be in the Championship next season for the 3rd straight season.

Ayr United and Greenock Morton who sit just a point behind Arbroath both need to win to secure their Championship future.

Ayr United travel up to Inverness and must win, or a draw combined with a draw in the Arbroath vs Greenock Morton would be enough for them to avoid the play-off, with Greenock Morton also safe if they draw at Gayfield if Ayr United suffer defeat in Inverness. Arbroath could still avoid the play-off if they lose, but Ayr United were to also lose.

The two matches between Arbroath and Greenock Morton have been very close so far this season with a goalless draw at Gayfield before a late Jack Hamilton header secured 3 points for the Lichties at Cappielow in January.

Since then Morton have brought in Gus MacPherson and Andy Millen as Manager and Assistant Manager and have recruited goalkeeper Jamie Butler, midfielder Stephen McGinn on loan from Hibernian and winger Justin Johnson, but have let James Wallace and Rabin Omar join Dumbarton on loan.

Morton have drawn their last two matches, which were both played at Cappielow. A goalless draw against Heart of Midlothian before coming back to draw against Alloa Athletic last weekend.

Arbroath will hope Lewis Moore will be available but other than Bobby Linn and Gavin Swankie, Manager Dick Campbell should have a full squad at his disposal.

With 7 goals in their last two games, Arbroath will be hoping to continue that goalscoring form going into tonight’s match.

Arbroath will need to show the same fight and character shown in the last 3 matches to get something from this very difficult fixture.

It will be another incredibly tough game for the Lichties, but the boys as always will give it their all for you.

C’mon the Lichties!

Greenock Morton (including winter arrivals and loans)

Manager – Gus MacPherson
Assistant Manager – Andy Millen
Coach – Anton McElhone

Goalkeepers

20 – Aidan McAdams
26 – Jamie Butler – Free Agent
31 – Chris Wylie

Defenders

2 – Michael Ledger
3 – Markus Fjortoft
4 – Brian McLean
5 – Sean McGinty
16 – Lewis Strapp
27 – Darren Hynes

Midfielders

6 – Kyle Jacobs
7 – Chris Millar
8 – Stephen McGinn (On loan from Hibernian)
10 – Aidan Nesbitt
14 – Cameron Salkeld
15 – Craig McGuffie
17 – Reece Lyon
18 – Cameron Blues
19 – Luca Colville
28 – Lewis McGratten

Strikers

9 – Robbie Muirhead
11 – Gary Oliver
12 – Kalvin Orsi
22 – Alexander Easdale
30 – Justin Johnson – Free Agent

Cappielow Departures

Jim McAlister – Retired
21 – Rabin Omar – On Loan at Dumbarton
24 – James Wallace – On Loan at Dumbarton

Arbroath vs Greenock Morton – Head to Head

Greenock Morton 0 – 1 Arbroath – Saturday 30th January 2021
Ladbrokes Championship – Game 12 – Season 2020 / 2021
Goal – Jack Hamilton 77

Arbroath 0 – 0 Greenock Morton – Saturday 21st November 2020
Ladbrokes Championship – Game 5 – Season 2020 / 2021

Greenock Morton 1 – 1 Arbroath – Saturday 7th March 2020
Ladbrokes Championship – Game 28 – Season 2019 / 2020
Goals – Wighton 49 – McGinty 90+5

Greenock Morton – Scottish Championship Results 2020/2021

Game 01 – Greenock Morton 1 – 0 Alloa Athletic – Sat 17th October
Game 02 – Dundee 1 – 0 Greenock Morton – Sat 24th October
Game 03 – Greenock Morton 3 – 2 Ayr United – Sat 31st October
Game 04 – Raith Rovers 5 – 0 Greenock Morton – Sat 7th November
Game 05 – Arbroath 0 – 0 Greenock Morton – Sat 21st November
Game 06 – Greenock Morton 0 – 2 Heart of Midlothian – Sat 5th December
Game 07 – Dunfermline Athletic 1 – 2 Greenock Morton – Sat 12th December
Game 08 – Greenock Morton 2 – 0 Queen of the South – Sat 19th December
Game 09 – Greenock Morton 2 – 2 Inverness Caledonian Thistle – Wed 27th Jan
Game 10 – Ayr United 1 – 1 Greenock Morton – Tues 29th December
Game 11 – Alloa Athletic 1 – 1 Greenock Morton – Sat 2nd January
Game 12 – Greenock Morton 0 – 1 Arbroath – Sat 30th January
Game 13 – Greenock Morton 0 – 0 Dunfermline Athletic – Fri 15th Jan
Game 14 – Queen of the South 2 – 1 Greenock Morton – Sat 23rd Jan
Game 15 – Greenock Morton 0 – 1 Raith Rovers – Sat 6th February
Game 16 – Inverness Caledonian Thistle 0 – 1 Greenock Morton – Tues 9th March
Game 17 – Heart of Midlothian 1 – 1 Greenock Morton – Sat 20th February
Game 18 – Greenock Morton 2 – 2 Dundee – Sat 27th February
Game 19 – Greenock Morton 0 – 2 Ayr United – Sat 6th March
Game 20 – Dunfermline Athletic 1 – 0 Greenock Morton – Sat 13th March
Game 21 – Greenock Morton 2 – 1 Queen of the South – Sat 20th March
Game 22 – Raith Rovers 1 – 0 Greenock Morton – Sat 27th March
Game 23 – Greenock Morton 1 – 4 Inverness Caledonian Thistle – Tues 6th April
Game 24 – Dundee 1 – 1 Greenock Morton – Sat 10th April
Game 25 – Greenock Morton 0 – 0 Heart of Midlothian – Tues 20th April
Game 26 – Greenock Morton 1 – 1 Alloa Athletic – Sat 24th April

Suspensions;

Neither team has any players suspended.

Officials;

Referee – Gavin Ross
Assistant Referee 1 – Graeme Stewart
Assistant Referee 2 – Brian Christie

How to Watch

We shall once again be streaming this match on Arbroath FC TV https://arbroathfc.tv/

We are asking all season ticket holders to check their login by 11.00pm and asking all away fans to also have purchased their ticket by 7.00pm

Reminder if you do have any issues the live chat box on arbroathfc.tv is the best place to get help. There are operators in place and will answer your problem there and then.

Streaming Details

A reminder that this match is available for free to all season ticket holders over 18 (this age is down to a legal reason) and as a pay-per-view to everyone else for £12.

Season Ticket Holders

Your username is your email address that you supplied when you bought your season ticket and you should have set your own password.

Non Season Ticket Holders / Away Supporters
If you aren’t a season ticket holder you can still purchase this game for £12 and can sign up here; https://arbroathfc.tv/

The match will be online until the evening of Saturday 1st May, so even if you can’t physically sit down and watch the game at 7.45pm, you can still relive the entire 90 minutes at a time that suits you.

If you are new to Arbroath FC TV we suggest that you try logging on before Saturday so you can familiarise yourself how to watch the game.

For any problems or issues please contact support@arbroathfc.tv directly or use the chat box on the website which is operated by our support team.

Half Time Draw

You can still purchase your half time draw ticket for £1

https://raffall.com/225765/enter-raffle-to-win-arbroath-v-morton-htime-draw-hosted-by-arbroath-football-club

Matchday Programme

Our matchday programme producers, JJ Sports Promotions Ltd have produced a physical programme for tomorrow’s game.

Copies of this programme can be purchased for £2 each plus £2 postage and packing, by emailing: terrybrumpton@yahoo.co.uk. It will be full colour and packed with great content and photography, but hurry because there is a limited print run.

Thank you for your support

C’mon the Lichties!


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