Field Of Dreams

In a recent edition of the Scottish Sun former Morton player Jim Duffy was asked to pick his dream XI from his former team mates and the Scottish PFA Players' Player of the Year award winner for the 1984–85 season choose three former Morton players in his team (four if you include him) - Jim Holmes, Jimmy Rooney and Stuart Rafferty.

On the players Duffy (pictured, above left) said:

Jim Holmes
"My old Morton team mate was one of the game's unsung heroes. He was a great footballing defender and someone who was so comfortable with the ball at his feet. The fact he played with Morton for about 13 years says a lot."

Stuart Rafferty
"He was also a great passer and crosser but he was best known during his time with Dundee for his work-rate. He was up and down the pitch all day long."

Jimmy Rooney
"Scorer of some great goals with Morton but also a brilliant guy. The kind you needed around the dressing room to lift players."

And on himself he said:

Jim Duffy
"I think my style worked well along with Gordon [Rae] as it allowed me to play around his aggressive style."

In a similarly themed Scottish Sun article another two ex-Morton players were picked out as a hard opponents. In answer to the question: Off their heads. Who were the hardest players you faced? former Rangers player Tom Forsyth answered:

"Battling centre-forwards such as Sugar Osborne of Morton, Eddie Morrison of Kilmarnock [who also played for the Ton] and Dixie Ingram of Ayr. They were brave and they battled all day. They were worth their weight in gold and I always had a hard tussle against them."

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