I was told during the week that whenever I preview an opponent they seem to be on a run of good form. So I’m delighted to share the information that Morton have not won any of their five Championship or Challenge Cup games played since November. They even lost on Saturday, when bottom club Hamilton arrested a seven game losing streak in the league.
After a storied wander across Scotland since leaving Celtic, which took him to Hibs, Livingston, St Johnstone and Dunfermline, Efe Ambrose (34) settled in Greenock earlier this season and is expected to make a return to the Celtic Park pitch tomorrow.
His mind will no doubt drift back to halcyon days – beating Barcelona, included. Let me take you back to another Efe occasion, though, just 10 months after that Barcelona win. Morton visited Celtic Park on League Cup while they were bottom of the Championship. The visitors knew they were onto a hiding if they dared lose concentration, so wilfully stuck to their task.
The game went to extra time when Efe fell on the ball inside the Celtic penalty area. Current Morton manager, Dougie Imrie, scored with the resultant spot kick and apparent no-hopers knocked the champions out of the League Cup. We started the game slow, Morton got into a defensive rhythm and no amount of effort could change the outcome.
No chance of that happening tomorrow. Right?