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Corner taken by Chris Erskine from the left by-line.
Corner from the right by-line taken by Michael Tidser, Darren Cole makes a clearance.
Andrew Jackson on for Archie Campbell.
David Rowson has a shot on goal from outside the box which misses left.
Christie Elliot has an effort at goal from the edge of the box that misses to the right of the target.
Fouad Bachirou booked for dissent.
David O'Brien takes a shot. Scott Fox makes a save.
Thomas Stewart is brought on as a substitute for Paul Cairney.
Inswinging corner taken by Chris Erskine, Effort from deep inside the area by Paul Cairney misses to the right of the goal.
Archie Campbell takes a shot. Clearance by Scott Fox. Corner taken by Michael Tidser from the right by-line, Paul Paton makes a clearance.
Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Michael Tidser from the right by-line, Alan Archibald makes a clearance.
Chris Erskine takes the inswinging corner, clearance by Ross Forsyth.
The ball is crossed by Chris Erskine, clearance by Ross Forsyth.
A cross is delivered by Darren McGeouch.
Paul Paton crosses the ball, Colin Stewart manages to make a clearance.
Corner taken by Darren McGeouch from the left by-line to the near post.
Foul by Stephen O'Donnell on Peter MacDonald, Penalty awarded. Penalty missed by Archie Campbell.
Paul Cairney concedes a free kick for a foul on Fouad Bachirou. Ross Forsyth restarts play with the free kick.
The ball is swung over by Darren McGeouch, Paul Paton makes a clearance.
Christie Elliot challenges Peter Weatherson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Colin Stewart takes the direct free kick. Paul Di Giacomo goes off and Darren McGeouch comes on.
The referee blows for offside. Indirect free kick taken by Colin Stewart.
Thomas O'Ware concedes a free kick for a foul on Paul Cairney. Direct free kick taken by Paul Cairney.
Strike by Kris Doolan from inside the six-yard box clear the bar.
Unfair challenge on David Rowson by Paul Di Giacomo results in a free kick. Aaron Sinclair takes the free kick.
Corner taken by Chris Erskine from the right by-line, clearance by David O'Brien.
Shot from just outside the box by Chris Erskine misses to the right of the goal.
Archie Campbell goes into the book for unsporting behaviour.
Unfair challenge on Michael Tidser by Paul Paton results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Grant Evans.
Foul by Michael Tidser on Aaron Sinclair, free kick awarded. Aaron Sinclair restarts play with the free kick.
Paul Cairney concedes a free kick for a foul on Paul Di Giacomo. Direct free kick taken by Peter Weatherson.
Paul Cairney concedes a free kick for a foul on Michael Tidser. Direct free kick taken by Grant Evans.
Stephen O'Donnell sends in a cross.
The ball is delivered by Kris Doolan, clearance by Thomas O'Ware. Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Paul Cairney from the left by-line.
Corner from right by-line taken by Chris Erskine. Corner taken by Paul Cairney from the left by-line, clearance by Paul Di Giacomo.
Kris Doolan produces a left-footed shot from inside the area that goes over the bar.
Paul Cairney decides to take the corner short.
Inswinging corner taken by Paul Cairney from the left by-line, clearance by Thomas O'Ware.
Kris Doolan takes a shot. Save made by Colin Stewart.
Peter MacDonald fouled by Darren Cole, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Ross Forsyth.
Corner from right by-line taken by Chris Erskine. Darren Cole produces a left-footed shot from deep inside the area which goes wide of the left-hand post.
Christie Elliot fouled by Grant Evans, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Aaron Sinclair.
Effort from just outside the area by Peter MacDonald goes over the bar.
The official flags Peter MacDonald offside. Free kick taken by Darren Cole.
Balatoni boost for Partick
Partick include defender Conrad Balatoni in their squad to face Morton at Firhill after their former loan player signed on a permanent basis following his release from Hearts.
But he may have to be content with a substitute's role while the game has come too soon for Willie Kinniburgh.
Skipper Alan Archibald is available following a two-game suspension with full-back Aaron Sinclair returning after a hamstring injury.
Boss Jackie McNamara said: "We looked nervous in defence last week at Livingston as we lost 3-1 and hopefully we will not look as nervous again.
"We have had two good results against Morton already this season and it would be great to make it three although it will not be easy as they were good against Hamilton in midweek."
Morton's long-serving striker Peter Weatherson looks set to continue as a stand-in centre-half as Andy Graham has been ruled out with a foot injury.
Fellow defender Stuart McCaffrey remains out long term with manager Allan Moore saying: "I have to praise Peter for what he is giving to the cause. He has been up front, right-back and now centre-half for us this season.
"He was excellent in midweek against Hamilton in the centre of our defence and I am sure he will be the same against Partick.
"We have picked up our results recently after the heavy defeat from Motherwell in the Scottish Cup and will go to Firhill looking for the three points."
Campbell miss proves costly for Ton
Archie Campbell's missed penalty proved costly as Morton were held to a goalless draw at Partick.
The striker had the chance to break the deadlock in the 60th minute but failed to hit the target, firing his spot-kick high over the bar after striker Peter MacDonald had been felled by Stephen O'Donnell inside the box.
Defeat would have been harsh on Partick, who dominated possession for the majority of the match without creating many clear cut chances.
Striker Kris Doolan squandered their best chance of the first half, ballooning a volley over the bar from six yards out.
And following Campbell's miss, midfielder Paul Cairney had the chance to clinch all three points for Partick, but he volleyed Chris Erskine's inswinging corner wide of Colin Stewart's left-hand post.
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