Harper Congratulates Morton

Former Morton and Aberdeen striker Joe Harper (pictured, celebrating a hat-trick against Partick Thistle in 1968) has congratulated the club on our Scottish cup victory over Gretna.

His congratulations appeared in his article for the http://www.thisisaberdeen.co.uk/ website on Wednesday.

Harper said: "Congratulations to my old club Morton who secured a superb 3-0 Scottish Cup win over SPL club Gretna. I began my professional career at Cappielow so it was great to see them humble a top flight club.Morton now face Queen of the South and have a great chance of making it to the quarter-finals."

According to Graeme Ross' Morton Greats book Harper (who has a chapter dedicated to him) scored 74 goals in 117 appearances between 1964 and 1969. He played 4 times for Scotland scoring 2 goals.

Morton sold him twice - firstly to Huddersfield in February 1967 for £35,000 (he returned within 18 months for half that fee) then to Aberdeen for £40,000 in September 1969. He also played for Everton and Hibs.

On page 90 of Ross' book Harper is quoted as saying: "When I look back on my time at Morton I think it was possibly the happiest time of my career."


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