December 11, 2012
Morton wait on McLaughlin
Morton have a doubt over Mark McLaughlin as they host Highland League Turriff in their Scottish Cup replay, with a tie away to Dundee lying in wait for the winners.
McLaughlin injured an ankle in Saturday's 3-3 draw with Raith Rovers and manager Allan Moore will delay naming his side until he knows if McLaughlin is available.
Craig Reid misses out through a ban, but Moore can use strikers Archie Campbell and Peter MacDonald after they both made substitute returns at the weekend after injury.
Moore said: "Whatever side we send out should be strong enough to defeat Turriff.
"We were good going forward against Raith at the weekend and took our chances and that bodes well for this game.''
Turriff go into the match boosted by the return of Darren McAllister and Ritchie Ligertwood from suspension.
Cammy Bowden, however, is missing after being sent off in the first meeting that ended 1-1.
Club skipper Dave McKenzie and Grant Pennett both miss out through injury and new loan signing Mike McKenzie is cup-tied.
Co-manager Mark Simpson has asked his players to give another magnificent 90 minutes in their first season in the Scottish Cup.
Simpson said: "Morton had chances and we rode our luck but it was a huge effort to earn a draw and we will need that approach again.''
"We have to go out now and enjoy the experience as games like this do not happen too often in a Turriff player's career."