McAlister To Miss His First Match This Season

Morton ever present Jim McAlister will miss his first game of the season after his booking (for diving) at Almondvale on Saturday took him over the 18 point threshold.

McAlister - and Stevie Masterton,who was also booked - will miss the trip to McDiarmid Park to play St. Johnstone on the 2nd of May. The suspension comes when a player goes over 18 disciplinary points - which can be accumulated over two seasons.

Jim (pictured, above) is our only ever present this season. In the past four seasons (2004/05 to 2007/08) he started every match except two: in the first match of 2004/05 he was a used substitute and he was rested for the last league match of 2005/06 - a meaningless match against Forfar which preceeded the play-offs with Peterhead. He started every match in 2006/07 and 2007/08.

Greenock Telegraph - We'll Keep Going Says Ton Boss (14.04.2009)

SFA - List Of Suspensions: Thursday, April 16, 2009

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