Morton v Hamilton Preview

Morton entertain current table toppers Hamilton Accies at Cappielow tomorrow in what should be a very entertaining match.

Hamilton come to Cappielow with a 100% league record and look to be in great form. So far they have beaten Dunfermline 2-1 (home), Clyde 2-0 (away) and Queen of the South 1-0 (home). A recurring theme in these matches are Richard Offiong's (wikipedia profile - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Offiong) goals. So far this season he has 4 goals in 5 games in all competitions. He has scored in every league match. Offiong is a player I have never seen play before but going by press reports and his scoring record he will certainly be Hamilton's key man tomorrow - Stewart Greacen and Ryan Harding beware.

Hamilton gaffer Billy Reid expects a tough match and indicates he would be happy with a draw. In Bert Mitchell's Evening Times preview Reid is quoted as saying : "Morton are a great addition to the league and I think the kind of atmosphere we can expect at Cappielow tomorrow will underline that. With their big home crowd behind them, Ton will be a danger to anyone at their place and it's vital we keep the back door shut.But we will be at full strength for the game and although a draw would not be a bad result for us, we are going into every game looking for three points."

On the teams news front Morton are still without Scott McLaughlin and David MacGregor. Kieran McAnespie is definitely back but not ready for 90 minutes according to Jim McInally in Roger Graham's match preview. McInally also states that he could start with Bobby Linn and Chris Templemanup front but that he would have preferred Linn to get a few more reserve outings under his belt first. McInally is also quoted as saying he "wouldn't be against" partnering Jamie Stevenson with Templeman.

According to the BBC sport preview Hamilton have a full squad to choose from although David Winters is struggling for match sharpness.

My Prediction : Morton 1-1 Hamilton

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