Greenock Morton | Match Preview

Dundee host Greenock Morton in the Ladbrokes Championship on Friday and here we round up everything you need to know ahead of the match.

Match Info

FIXTURE: Dundee FC v Greenock Morton

COMPETITION: Ladbrokes Championship

DATE: Friday 1st November 2019

KICK-OFF: 7.05pm

VENUE: Kilmac Stadium at Dens Park

Ticketing Information

Tickets for the match against Morton at the Kilmac Stadium at Dens Park are on sale now online and from the Ticket office within Dundee Direct

The prices are as follows:

Family Area Priced tickets available in the Bobby Cox Stand

Rows A – Y, Seats 1 – 47 with prices as follows:

Adult and one child under 12 £26
Two adults and two children under 12 £50
With additional children under 12 at £2
Under 12 and Under 16 tickets can only be bought as part of a family group

Prices for all areas in Dens Park are priced at £24 for Adults, £16 for concessions and £10 for Under 18

The ticket office is often busy on a match day and fans are encouraged to buy their tickets as early as possible. It is open from 10am on match day.

Tickets are available from the ticket office, in person or by phone on 01382 889966 (Option 1) or online

A reminder that season tickets holders can claim two free tickets for any match throughout the season.

Opposition Info

FORMED: 1874

STADIUM: Cappielow Park

CAPACITY: 11,589

PITCH SIZE: 110 x 71 yards

MANAGER: David Hopkin

CHAIRMAN: Crawford Rae

NICKNAMES: The Ton

CLUB COLOURS: Blue and White

HONOURS: Scottish Cup winners: 1921/22

Scottish League B Division (2nd tier) winners: 1949/50

Scottish League Division Two (2nd tier) winners: 1963/64, 1966/67

Scottish League First Division (2nd tier) winners: 1977/78, 1983/84,

1986/87

Scottish League Second Division (3rd tier) winners: 1994/95, 2006/07

SPFL League One (3rd tier) winners: 2014/15

Scottish League Third Division (4th tier) winners: 2002/03

RECORD WIN: 21-0 v Howwood, Renfrewshire Cup Cup, 1886/87

RECORD ATTENDANCE: 23,500 v Celtic, Scottish League, 29/4/1922

CLUB WEBSITE: www.gmfc.net

Getting to the Ground

The full address of the Kilmac Stadium at Dens Park for Sat-Nav is Dens Park, Sandeman Street, Dundee, DD3 7JY

By bus:
From Dundee City Centre you can use the no. 1A National Express Dundee bus service which can be boarded at Albert Square every 12 minutes and takes you to Dens Road.

By train:
Trains from all over the country pass through the main Dundee station and supporters can then proceed to the ground by the above bus services from stops situated within walking distance of the station

By car:

Approaching from a westerly direction, (eg Glasgow or Edinburgh)

As you approach at the roundabout, continue on the A90 (Kingsway) for about 2 miles, take the second flyover exit (B960) and follow the signs for ‘Football Traffic until you reach the stadium

Travelling from the south (via Tay Road Bridge)

Exit the Tay Road Bridge in the right hand lane then stay in the left hand lane on the inner ring road. You will approach a set of traffic lights (Arnold Clark Garage on your right) turn left at the lights, straight through the next roundabout. Stay in the left hand lane which will split in two as you approach the next roundabout (Ladywell). Keep in the second lane from the left and you will be directed up Victoria Road. Continue up this road which becomes Dens Road after about 1 mile. Turn right at the second mini roundabout into Arklay Street and take the second street on your left. The stadium is approximately 400 yards on your left.

Travelling from the North (Grampian)

As you approach Dundee on the A90 you will arrive at the Kingsway at the Shell garage, continue straight ahead (A929) then turn right at the traffic lights along Clepington Road, follow the signs for ‘Football Traffic’.

Travelling from The North (Inverness-shire)

Follow the A9 South and follow signs for Perth. Once you reach the Broxden Roundabout follow signs for Dundee. As you approach Dundee at the roundabout, continue on the A90 (Kingsway) for about 2 miles, take the second flyover exit (B960) and follow the signs for ‘Football Traffic’ until you reach the stadium.

Parking arrangements for “Blue Badge” holders are as follows:
Home Support – East Side of Provost Road heading from Sandeman Street to Dens Road
Away Support – East side of North Isla Street

For a taxi to the ground, call Tay Taxis on 01382 450450

Match Officials

REFEREE: Greg Aitken

ASSISTANT REFEREE: Graham McNeillie

ASSISTANT REFEREE: Steven Wilson

FOURTH OFFICIAL: Barry Cook

Head to Head v Greenock Morton

LEAGUE: Won 72, Drawn 39, Lost 49

SCOTTISH CUP Won 4, Drawn 1, Lost 2

LEAGUE CUP: Won 2, Drawn 1, Lost 3

TOTALS: Won 78, Drawn 41, Lost 54

Last Five Dundee v Greenock Morton

  1. 21/9/2019 | Away | Championship | Lost 1-0 | 1,901
  2. 19/4/2014 | Away | Championship | Lost 1-0 | 2,177
  3. 1/3/2014 | Home | Championship | Won 2-0 | 4,488 | Nade, MacDonald
  4. 7/12/2013 | Away | Championship | Won 2-1 | 1,536 | Beattie, Gallagher
  5. 28/9/2013 | Home | Championship | Won 3-1 | 3,870 | MacDonald (2), Beattie

Last Meeting

Dundee suffered a disappointing 1-0 defeat against Morton in Greenock, in September, losing out to a header by Peter Grant on the stroke of half time. Despite endless possession in the second half the Dark Blues couldn’t break down Morton, whose hard work and dogged defending continually frustrated The Dee.

Greenock Morton: Rogers, Welsh, Grant, Baird, Strapp, McAlister (c), Millar (Blues at half time), Colville (Salkeld 76), Lyons (McLean 86), Cadden, Sutton

Unused subs: Ramsbottom (gk), Muirhead, McHugh, King.

Goal: Grant (45+1).

Dundee FC: Hamilton, Kerr, McGhee, Forster, Marshall, Robertson, Byrne (Dorrans 56), McPake (Nelson at half time), McGowan (c), McDaid, Johnson (Hemmings 59)

Unused subs: Ferrie (gk), Todd, Mackie, Moore.

Booked: Robertson (foul on Millar), McGowan (dissent), Nelson (foul on Strapp).

Attendance: 1,901.

Referee: John McKendrick. Assistants: Ralph Gordon, Steven Traynor.

Greenock Morton’s Season So Far

Morton’s season started with a 6-1 thumping of Dumbarton in the Betfred Cup at Cappielow but lost 4-0 away at Motherwell in their next group game. The goals continued to rain as Morton hit Annan for five at Galabank before finishing their section with a 3-3 home draw with Queen of the South with the bonus point from the penalties enough to see the Greenock side through as one of the best runners-up.

In the second round, Morton travelled to Edinburgh to face Hibs and there were eight more goals in a high scoring campaign with Hibs winning 5-3 to progress to the quarters.

In the Ladbrokes Championship, Morton started their league season with a 4-2 defeat at Ayr United before a 3-2 win at home to Partick.

Inverness won 5-0 at the Caledonian Stadium at the end of August and then the following week it was back up to the Highlands, this time in the Tunnocks Caramel Wafer and the home triumphed again, this time 3-1.

Morton’s next game was a trip to Dumfries which Queen of the South won 1-0 thanks to a Faissal El Bahktaoui winner but they followed that up with a 1-0 win over Dundee at Cappielow.

They couldn’t replicate that the following week when they went down tamely 6-0 at Tannadice and the poor form continued with a draw with Dunfermline and defeat to Arbroath.

Last weekend Morton gained some revenge for their double defeat to Caley earlier in the season when they sent Inverness back to the Highlands with a 2-1 defeat but in Tuesday went down 3-2 at home to Ayr.

Top Scorers

GREENOCK MORTON: McHugh 9; Cadden 5; Sutton 4; Lyon, McLean, Tumilty, Grant, McAllister, Baird 1

DUNDEE: Johnson 5; Nelson 4; McDaid, Hemmings 3; McGhee, McGowan 2: Curran, Mackie, Kerr 1

Match Programme

Dundee’s 2019/20 match programme The Dee will be available to buy at the Morton game in and around the ground and in the club shop. It is a full, colour 48 page edition packed with news, views, features and exclusive interviews which this week include:

  • A message from manager James McPake
  • A message from managing-director John Nelms
  • A profile of recent emergency loan signing Conor Hazard
  • Profile on visitors Greenock Morton
  • Played for Both featuring Jim Duffy
  • Junior Dees News
  • DFC in the Community News
  • Classic Match
  • Dundee Supporters Association news
  • Around the Boardroom
  • Club News

The Dee, produced by our partners Curtis Sports will be available on Saturday for just £3 and can also be ordered on the Curtis Sport website.

How To Watch

This match is live on the BBC Scotland channel from 7pm.

Fans from outside of the UK will be able to watch the Morton match live on DeeTV with a virtual season ticket. You can sign up for DeeTV for just £12 a month or an annual fee of £120 on the official website where you will also have access to highlights, interviews and all the Dundee FC goals at the click of the button

Fans in the UK can sign up to DeeTV for a monthly fee of £5.99 or an annual fee of £59.99 which will give them access to live audio of Ladbrokes Championship games, full match replays and highlights, behind the scenes content and exclusive interviews.

The full ninety minutes of the match will be available to every subscriber of DeeTV on Friday while a shorter highlights package will be available on Saturday alongside exclusive post match interviews with the manager and players.

The pre-match press conference is also available to view on DEETV from Thursday.