Morton V Hibernian at Cappielow Park : Match Preview

01 February 2016 07:34
Morton V Hibernian - view commentary, squad, and statistics of the game live.

Ankle injury keeps Luca Gasporotto out for Morton

Morton will be without Luca Gasporotto when Hibernian come calling in the Ladbrokes Championship after the defender injured an ankle injury in training.

Knee injuries continue to keep Frank McKeown and Peter MacDonald absent.

Jim Duffy said: "I watched Hibs win their Scottish League Cup semi-final on Saturday and they played well. They will be excited about facing Ross County in the final and will be hugely confident for this game.

"It will be tough but we put on a very organised display in our last game against Rangers despite losing 2-0. If we can play like that again we will be pleased."

Hibernian will have Anthony Stokes in their squad for the trip to Cappielow after the on-loan Celtic striker missed the League Cup semi-final win over St Johnstone with a back strain.

Stokes trained on Monday and there were no injuries resulting from the Tynecastle clash.

Head coach Alan Stubbs said: "Our main priority is the league and nothing has changed. The players deserve all the plaudits for the weekend they have been given but we put that to bed for six weeks. The focus is firmly on going to Morton and trying to get three points.

"We will certainly know we have been in a game. They are a very hard-working, organised team who don't give much away. They have pace in their team and they have got a striker who is having a really good season in Denny Johnstone."

Source: PAR