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Cowdenbeath V Morton at Central Park : Match Preview

24 Mar 2014 16:01:00

Cowdenbeath V Morton at Central Park : Match Preview

Cowdenbeath V Morton - view commentary, squad, and statistics of the game live.


Hemmings missing for Beath

Second-bottom Cowdenbeath host bottom Morton without top goalscorer Kane Hemmings.


The striker is still not over his hamstring injury while Darren Brownlie is also doubt as the Blue Brazil look for their first win in five games.


Manager Jimmy Nicholl said: "We have to win this game and get closer to the teams above us.


"We have slipped back a bit in recent weeks but if we get the three points we move pretty far away from Morton and give ourselves a platform to build on.


"Morton will come and have a go as a draw is not really of any use to them."


Morton are again without Ben Sampayo, who has a knee injury, and Reece Hands, who has a groin problem, with Darren Cole struggling to make the clash at Central Park.


The Cappielow side went for goals at the weekend against Hamilton only to be undone by a 4-3 scoreline. However, manager Kenny Shiels is unlikely to change tactics.


Shiels said: "Draws are no use at this stage of season. We attacked Hamilton and that worked well but we know that we have to defend better.


"A win gives us new hope that we can get off bottom spot. If we can add some defensive steel then we have a chance."



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