McGuffie To Play In Defence

Morton manager Jim McInally has decided to move Ryan McGuffie from midfield to central defence for Clyde's visit to Cappielow tomorrow.

The news appeared in a story by Roger Graham in today's Greenock Telegraph. Of the decision Jim McInally said: We are putting him back, especially for this game. He’s played there a lot for Gretna.”

The only problem could be that McGuffie made it explicit that he decided to drop down a division because we could give him the chance to play in his preferred position in the centre of midfield. McInally is aware of this and makes clear that the move wont be permanent: “It’s a stop-gap measure, and the player is professional enough to accept it.”

It's safe to say that McGuffie has been a disappointment since he signed at the turn of the year. He has failed to make the expected impact and seems to let games pass him by. My brother and I were talking about McGuffie and we both agreed we could see why Gretna thought his abilities were more suited to defence. I'd imagine he will fill Harding's place in the defence after a woeful performance last week. I expect McGuffie to come in and do a decent job in his absence which may well throw an interesting dilemma McInally's way in the coming weeks.

In other team news Allan Jenkins will make his debut and Barry Smith is expected to play in spite of his recent knee injury.

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